It's not always an option to buy from a small business (even if you want to!) Thankfully, there are plenty of easy ways to show your support without spending a dime. Here are four simple ideas.
1. Tell a Friend
Do you know someone looking for a good or service that your favorite small business already provides?
Word of mouth is essential for thriving small businesses by helping to expand their reach and encourage growth. Even if you're unable to make a purchase yourself, referring someone you know makes a huge difference!
2. Engage with Them on Social Media
Every like, comment, save, and share goes a long way in helping a small business reach a broader audience. Plus, if you already enjoy the content, most likely someone in your network will too. It's truly a win-win!
3. Leave a Review
If you purchased a good or service from a small business that you loved, leave them a review online! Whether that's on Google, Etsy, Yelp, or Facebook, taking a moment to provide positive feedback supports your favorite small businesses and inspires others to do the same.
4. Encourage Them
Sometimes, owning a small business can be difficult and feel as if no one's listening.
Even something as simple as sharing your appreciation, providing feedback on how awesome their product or service is, or taking the time to listen to their goals can provide some much needed encouragement for small business owners.