Small Business Support

5 Ways We Can All Support Small Businesses!

The economic climate is ever-changing and small businesses are suffering as a consequence. It is becoming increasingly more important for us to play our part in supporting small businesses or many amazing, creative small businesses will not survive this period of financial instability. There are five easy ways we can all support small businesses from the comfort of our own home!

Shop Small and Local

The first way to support small business is simply buying their products. The next time you are looking for a gift for a friend or family member why not look to an independent business for inspiration! Sales can be few and far between for a small business so if you have money to spare, they will be so grateful! Some businesses I have recently discovered include CallyBo Creations, Violets Vintage NI and Cockleshell Bay Jewellery.

Leave Lovely Reviews

For many small businesses, getting the few first sales is a hard process as they do not have a loyal customer base for their products built up yet. If you do choose to buy from small businesses leave them a little review! Post on your social media about how much you love their product, it’s a small gesture that can have a huge impact on sales. This will help to inspire other people to purchase and build up their reputation in the business world.

Recommend to a Friend or Family Member

If you purchase a product from a small business and you love it, recommend it to a family member or a friend. Help to inspire others to purchase or if you see a product and you are not sure it is for you but think a friend or family member would love it, send them a little link! Everyone loves a good recommendation and personal recommendations are a massive contributor to small business sales.

Follow on Social Media and Share Posts!

Social media is a vital part of a brands marketing strategy. Social media has a worldwide reach and is the perfect way to advertise a new business. If you see a small business on social media give them a follow and share their content. This is a completely free way to show support. Every time you share a post, the business will get brand new exposure, more people will see, and more people will purchase. You can advertise for completely free! I have found some amazing small businesses through Twitter! Some of my favourites include Aubrey Bay, Art by Lena, Creative Nails UK and Charlottes Artwork and Photography.

Give Moral Support

Starting a business is hard work and takes a huge amount of effort with little gain for a while. Charlotte talks about the ups and downs of her entrepreneur journey in my recent post found here. It can be mentally draining for a small business owner so give support whenever you can. Leave a little message telling them how amazing their businesses is. Small gestures can make someone’s day and inspire them to go far in the business world.

These are just a few examples of little things we can do to help a small business out and you would be shocked the impact you can have without spending a penny. Looking for a small business to support? Take a look at my recent post highlighting eight unique small businesses. Now more than ever is the time to pull together and support our small and local businesses. They drive our economy and we would be lost without them.

Rach Talks Business x

58 thoughts on “5 Ways We Can All Support Small Businesses!

  1. A lot of people overlook just how valuable it can be to simply follow companies on social media and engage with their posts! While you may not be on the market for their products or services, someone on your friend’s list may be. The two seconds that you take to share a post could score them valuable business!

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    1. It really is so important and it means the world to companies just starting out and trying to gain brand exposure! Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post!

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  2. Love this post, we all should spread more love to small businesses! I love following new and upcoming businesses on Instagram and I’m definitely going to make a more conscious effort to share them on my page! Thanks for sharing!
    Grace xx
    gracexkate.com

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  3. These are all such great ways to support small businesses! I love telling my family and friends about things I buy from small businesses, it would be silly not to if you enjoyed the product. Great post, thank you for sharing 🙂

    Chloe xx

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    1. Thank you for reading! I love a good recommendation and I think it’s so so helpful to small businesses just starting out to grow their audience!

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  4. Over the past years, I love to put together birthday and gift boxes from my local shops. Since I was not able to do that for my friend’s this birthday, this year I turned to Etsy. I love to find unique gifts and leave my feedback after the purchase. 🙂

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  5. I totally agree! I try to shop small and local as much as I can! So important to support small businesses right now!

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  6. Love this, some really fab tips here! I feel like recommending to family and friends work so well because they trust your opinion!

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  7. Love these ideas! I had noticed more and more engagement on socials from local small business but didn’t realize just how much it does to support their business!

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  8. It is so nice of you for sharing this. This is so important right now! Shopping local can be really helpful and you also get to know the people around. Thank you 🙂

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  9. These are such great ideas! There are so way easy ways we can help small businesses without even having to pay a penny, a simple like and retweet can help so much!

    Amber – The Unpredicted Page

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  10. Great post Rachel. Small businesses are at the heart of our industry and we need to do everything we can to support them. Im a small business and own a business directory website called The Grad Hub and if there’s any businesses wishing to post a listing of their business for free, drop me an email at info@thegradhub.com

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  11. I agree with your perspective that The economic climate is ever-changing and small businesses are suffering as a consequence.
    Thanks for writing this interesting post..

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