Supporting local businesses does not have to mean spending tons of money out of your pocket. Simple efforts everyday can make a big impact on your local businesses.
Try one today!
Instead of simply liking a Facebook post, write a comment, enter an emoji or use the other emoticons. This will help their page be seen more. Better yet, share the post and help promote their efforts.
Take a friend or co-worker out for coffee at the local café or barista or meet for lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy some company while supporting local.
Ask the owner- if there is something you don’t see on a shelf that you simply ‘must have’, ask the local business owner if they can get it in. Chances are your request will make a regular appearance on the shelves.
Become a tourist in your own town. Many times consumers aren’t aware of what local businesses offer and opt for the city instead yet most products can be found right next door. Walk around town, stop in, say hi and see for yourself what they offer. You may be quite surprised!
Simple actions can mean big things to a local business. And don’t forget, when you make a purchase at participating businesses, you may be randomly chosen to win a $25 gift certificate simply for shopping local. Shop Local, Shop Stettler… and WIN!