How to Support Local this Season

wintry scene of Nelson BC's Baker StreetWe 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

Support local specials! Many businesses are offering seasonal deals. Share their special offers and deals on your own Instagram story or on your Facebook timeline.

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.

I have gift certificates this season–buy them for your family, friends or business buds that need a website refresh! Contact me here for more details, and GET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GIFT CERTIFICATE HERE.

Support local this season, woman trail runs along mt robson glacier

Author: bobbib

Bobbi Barbarich is a professional photographer who calls Nelson, British Columbia home--though she's comfortable pretty much anywhere. Whether she's preserving memories of the most important day in your life, or capturing an important moment for life, Bobbi's work is candid, unconventional and real. Bobbi has trained extensively with award-winning photographers Patrice Halley and Buffy Goodman, and she's won a few awards herself.

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