Small Business Week is dedicated to supporting small businesses in your community. Love your community and buy local using these quick tips!
- Educate yourself on what businesses are locally owned and choose those options. Shop local whenever you can!
- Word of mouth is a small business owner’s best friend. Let others know about your favorite boutique, restaurant or service provider. Like their page on social media and share their posts, this simple act can let others know of deals and drive business!
- Check out your local farmer’s market. This is a great way to support local vendors and farmers in your area along with learning of new and upcoming businesses.
- Attend a live music venue in your area. Hear new and upcoming artists while supporting a local venue.
- Utilize your local florist. Choose local instead of a larger online company.
- Choose 5 – 10 consumable products that you can buy locally. Buy from your local bakery, butcher and drug store.
- Display art from local artists at your home or business. Businesses can also display art on consignment to contribute to the local art scene.
- Review local businesses on websites like Yelp and Yellow Pages. Customers searching for goods and services almost always look for good reviews.
- Add one local ingredient to your meals each day, add a touch of “local” to the table.
- Purchase gifts locally by frequenting local craft fairs, trade shows and swap meets.
- Support the organizations that make the most positive impact on your community. You can support these organizations with your business, donations or volunteer hours.
- Begin a local business expo or showcase in your community. Encourage businesses that sell local products and services to advertise it!
“National Small Business Week is being held from April 30-May 6 and is an annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions.
In addition to the awards ceremony April 30 – May 1 in Washington, D.C. with SBA Administrator Linda McMahon, a roadshow will take place in cities around the country, and several online events.
Events throughout National Small Business Week are made possible thanks in part to the support of leading companies and organizers who serve as cosponsors.” – sba.gov