Posted on November 27, 2020 at 9:03 AM
Tags: Business Growth, Lifestyle, Sales
Most people are relieved that 2020 is finally coming to an end. With nationwide lockdowns and financial struggles due to the pandemic, a lot of us are hoping the New Year has better things in store.
Before we let this year go, let’s bring some hope to our community by supporting small businesses this holiday season. This is the time of year where people do major shopping for big holidays like Black Friday and Christmas and shopping small can make a huge difference for up and coming business owners.
Here are 6 ways to support small businesses this Holiday Season:
Use Your Voice
This pandemic has financially burdened business owners and individuals alike. Understandably, some people may not have the extra money to splurge but the best thing about support is that it comes in many forms. Simply, writing an awesome review on a business owners’ site or sharing a product pic on social media can give small businesses the boost they need.
Don’t Shop Last Minute
Most small business take on many different aspects of their business such as accounting, marketing, receiving, and shipping out orders. With that being said, they may not be able to ship orders as fast as big companies can. Try to shop early to assure your gift arrives on time.
Buy Gift Cards
Buying gift cards can help you stay on budget and spend evenly among loved ones. Maybe, there’s a small business in your community that you know a friend would be interested in but don’t exactly know what to get them. Buying a gift card can solve that problem and put your money to good use. It’s a win-win!
Shop Online and Offline
We live in a digital world but not all business owners have adopted the e-commerce way. Some business owners don’t have websites and depend on in-store shopping from customers. So, mask up and take a stroll through your local community to discover new shops and gift ideas. For those who’d rather shop from the comfort of their own home, there are plenty of small businesses selling online.
Support Local Eateries
Although most people receive gifts with joy, some don’t appreciate the extra house clutter. Everyone loves a sweet treat or a bottle of delicious wine once in a while. Support local bakeries and specialty food stores to make sure everyone gets a piece of the giving pie.
Consider Group Gifts
We all have a friend that has expensive taste and buying gifts for them can be a bit tricky. Or perhaps, the small business you want to support only sells high-end merchandise. Going in on group gifts with friends or loved ones can save everyone some extra cash.
Many things have changed in the past few months, but the excitement of the holidays remains the same for most. Everyone can use some holiday cheer so choose to shop small and support local businesses this Holiday Season!