We hear “support local” a lot. Here’s why that matters so much.
- Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community and economy. They create the creative consciousness.
- Independent business provides originality and variety in an increasingly homogenized world.
- When we support each other, we make our community a better place to live. When we shop in the places we live, we have a tangible effect on the community.
- By supporting small business, you’re directly investing in your own community. You’re funding the ideas that can only exist outside corporate chains.
FIVE EASY WAYS TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES:
LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE
You can support local when you like, comment and share business posts. Doing this means their profiles and posts are more likely to reach new customers. A quick comment on a post encourages the algorithm to favour that post and show it to more people! Here are my Instagram and Facebook profiles. I’d love to have you follow along!
TAG A FRIEND
Share some of your favourite businesses online with your friends. This boosts engagement and shows their business to a wider audience.
SUPPORT LOCAL: BUY A GIFT CERTIFICATE
Gift cards give cash flow that they can use while doors are shut or business is slowed. GET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GIFT CERTIFICATE HERE.
SPREAD THE WORD
LEAVE A REVIEW
Google your favourite businesses and leave a review! Again, this helps people find those businesses in the wilds of the internet. SHARE YOUR REVIEW HERE.