WELL ,WELL, WELL
LOOKS LIKE THIS WEEK is "National SMALL BUSINESS WEEK"
"National Small Business Week is a national recognition event to honor the United States' top entrepreneurs each year. When possible, it's great to choose to support your local small businesses or amplify their stories!"
Im unsure who exactly comes up with the holidays, and national celebrations; but I will tell you there is NOTHING in this world I'm more happy about then being an entrepreneur and small business owner.
Owning, and managing a business is equivalent to motherhood in so many ways. Sometimes ONLY YOU can see the progression, and truly can identify with the TRUE discipline and education running a business can require. There are MANY sleepless night, and early morning but I wouldn't trade one second of it.
Support your local small businesses all the time, but this week ESPECIALLY pay attention and support your local businesses.
WAYS TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS FOR FREE
1. Write a review
Sharing your experience is KEY, to helping a business grow, or even fix a small error they have made.
2. Tell your friends and family about the business
word of mouth is the MOST IMPORTANT & PROFITABLE referral trust me!
3. Follow the business on social media
Bottom line: if you love a business, give them a follow!
4. Engage with the business on social media
A "LIKE" "SHARE" OR COMMENT GOES really far in the small business world and is super appreciated!
5. Share about your interactions with the business
It's no secret that millennials like sharing their experiences, especially on social media. We've grown up with social media and have come to expect businesses to have a consistent, interesting, and informative online presence. GOOD, BAD OR INDIFFERENT, REVIEWS help businesses'!
6. Use the business' hashtag when sharing about them
ALWAYS use #JAZLASH or @glam salon
this will allow the business more attention as well as
- Stretch a small budget.
- Connect with their customers.
- Help drive sales.
7. Let the business know how much you love them
Send them a message
You know that feeling you get when someone gives you a compliment on something you've worked really hard on? You feel good, you can't stop smiling, and sometimes it makes your whole day. That's exactly how small businesses feel when you compliment them. Maintaining a business can become very stressful at time, let your local business know you appreciate them, ITS the simple things that truly matter.
8. Sign up for their email list
This one's super easy, and it usually ALWAYS comes with perks. Email lists allow small business owners to speak directly to you, offer you exclusive discounts, & learn more about what YOU want from them !