5 Ways to Support Small Business After Quarantine
by Catrina Rodriguez | June 21 2019 | Digital Marketing
For a couple of months, the nation has been on a halt. The shut down and stay at home order, caused a lot of small businesses to suffer. But don’t fret !! After months of uncertainty, small businesses finally get to re-open ( hallelujah!)
But does that mean businesses are back to normal? Maybe- maybe not!! But now more than ever, we need to support our small businesses. How?! Well here’s 5 ways to support and show love to our fave small business – keep reading!!
1. Be More Social!!
Social Media has been the epitome of getting the word out to the community or the whole world. So what better and simpler way to help your small business, than to use your social media platforms. There are so many ways you can help your fave small business using your social media platforms. Whether your have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or TikTok you can do these following:
– Like their business page or their post.
– Follow their page
– Tag them
– mention them in your story
– Give then a shout out
– Share their post or content
These are easy and cost effective ways that you can do to support these small businesses.
2. Reputation is everything
Are you one of those people that look at the businesses google or yelp reviews before actually visiting or buying a product from that business? Don’t panic!! You are actually normal. According to PowerReviews study reveals that 97 percent of people consult product or business reviews before purchasing it. That’s a huge chunk of the world’s population!!
So how are you going to support your fave small businesses’ reputation? EASY!! All you have to do is write a positive review about their business or their product. It helps increase credibility and also helps increase SEO or search engine optimization. (Link SEO definition)
And seriously writing a review doesn’t even take hours or 10 mins. It’s a quick, simple and cost-effective way to support your fave business.
3. Partner up
This is actually for small businesses to help fellow small businesses!
Have you actually seen businesses do giveaways or promotions? Well, why not partner up with another brand. That way you have a broader exposure. What do I mean by that? Basically, their audiences/followers/ supporters get to see your business or product and vice versa.
You would be surprised how many people are interested in your businesses but just didn’t know about it! Simple right?!
It’s a great way to help fellow small businesses out there and besides- the more the merrier!!
4. Refer a friend or family
Referrals!! Referrals!! Referrals!! I don’t know how many times I have heard that in my
Career life. Well… because it’s true and effective.
Referrals or word of mouth is an old, but still effective, way to support your fave biz.
You can even do it digitally now. Ever heard of fb groups in your local area. Many people are always on there asking for recommendations for “best sushi place” or “ best salons”. Always Be on the lookout for those and well- recommend away!!
5. Buy gift cards
Gift cards are a great way to front up cash for your favorite small business. Also, gifting someone a gift card is a great way to let someone else know about your fave small business. By buying a gift card, you are showing them that you appreciate them and that you support their business. Plus, it’s a great way to spread the word about the small business with your friends and loved ones!
Hope this helps!! Please help and support your small businesses out there! Together we can all make anything happen.
Q & A
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