Like, comment and share their posts on social media
Any engagement with our posts tells the algorithms to show it to more people
The social media algorithms are set up so that you see relevant, entertaining and important content on your feeds. The more likes, comments and shares a post gets, the more the algorithm shows it to other people. An easy way to support somebody is to like their post, leave a genuine comment, or share it to your own post. This helps our post and information reach a larger audience.
Tell Your Friends About Them
If you love something, chances are your friends will too!
When I am on the lookout for something I need or a new product, the first thing I do is ask my friends what they use.
Sharing your favourite small business products/services with your friends almost guarantees that they will check them out. Chances are, if you love something, your friends will too. A recommendation from a friend is super trustworthy and people who hang out tend to like the same things.
Did you find a great new eye brow stylist? Or an amazing local boutique? Share it with your friends and support the business all at the same time.
Leave Them An Online Review
If you make a purchase, let the online world know how happy you are!
Online reviews help a business create a reputable and trustworthy reputation on the internet. Leaving a great review also tells search engines that people are interested in the website, so it’s more likely to show it to more people searching!
Some great things to include in your review are:
How did you feel before finding their service/product? How was your experience and how did they handle any of your hesitations? What are a few great things that really stood out to you? What advice would you give to other people searching for this service/product?
*If you don’t know what you write or are short on time, a quick five stars is good too!
Tell Them How Much You Appreciate Their Product/Service
It’s always nice to hear that what we’re doing makes a positive impact in your life
We ought to tell the people we appreciate just how much we appreciate them more often! Running a business can be isolating sometimes, there are a lot of tasks that happen behind the scenes that we do on our own.
Making a point to tell your favourite business that you care and are happy they exist is a great way to support them for free.
Make A Purchase
Big or small, we get excited about every sale!
When you purchase from a local small business, you are supporting their passion and their hard work. Any time somebody makes a purchase — big or small — we all do a little happy dance, for real.
Artists, freelancers, shop owners, creatives, and boutiques all took a massive risk to go out on their own and start something new. Show them some love when you can by making a purchase so we can keep evolving to bring you great services/products!