Supporting small businesses is huge for those people who are behind it. This small venture could be their means of income, supporting their families. Not all small businesses get the support they need to continue to grow and thrive. In this digital age, I think it’s easier to support small businesses than ever.
Word of mouth was and I believe still is the way to spread information about a product or service you truly love and want others to know about as well so they can use or buy the same from the same place.
Here are 3 great ways in which you, a client, a customer, can help support any small business:
- Leave a review
If your favorite small business has a Google, Facebook, Etsy page, site, drop them a review on how much you loved their service or product. You don’t even have to talk, just type. Share a photo of your product or what you received from that small business.
Don’t know what to say? Try these questions: How would you describe your overall experience? What did you enjoy the most about working with *enter small business name*? What could we do better? The beauty of leaving a review is that you can look over these questions and think about them. If you’re anything like me, you need time to ponder things and come up with an answer. Unless you already know that you LOVE working with a specific business.
Also, if your small business sends you an email asking to fill out a quick survey or asks for a review on their service, do that too!! Especially if they are asking what they could work on to be of better service.
2. Refer a friend
Pretend that you had the best experience getting your family photos done by a photographer, someone you’ve never met, you paid a small fortune on getting these family photos done because it’s been YEARS since the last time and you loved EVERY STINKING MINUTE of the time you spent with that photographer. AND THEN you get your images back and you are floored. Absolutely floored that they are gorgeous and they speak who your family is as a group.
You’re soooo glad and thankful that you spent that small fortune on your photographer to capture these memories of your family at that time and you want the world to know about it? Be like Nike and, Just do it. Tell them. Post every where that you had this amazing photographer and you need to hire her and then explain why. If someone asks you for a recommendation…tell them about your photographer you just hired.
3. Share a social media post
This one kind of goes along with number two. Share all the things from your small business. Do they have a sale going on? Share it in your IG stories. All you have to do is hit a button and let it rent space on your Facebook timeline or IG stories for a time. And maybe, your friend will see the post and say, hey I want that!
I hope these are helpful to know about ways to support a small business. And hey maybe, if you do refer a friend for a business and they find out about it, you may get a little kick back for doing just that. Just sayin’