1) SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Word of mouth recommendations are what small businesses rely on most for marketing as high dollar advertisement campaigns, boosting promotions and renting a billboard are out of their budget! Your simple “you should check out my friends business” holds a lot of weight (and is SO APPRECIATED!)
Follow their social media page. Sign up for their newsletters. Comment on posts. Like their funnies. Not only does it help extend their reach, its really a bright spot in their day to see their hard work is seen and noticed!
3) BE SUPPORTIVE
For the small business or work-from-home mom or side hustle, they are lacking the kudos of a larger corporation. They don't get the pat on the back from co-workers or approving nod from a boss. So hearing a few words of encouragement from you goes a long way!
4) DONT SCHMOOZE
Asking for a discount or free service is tacky and honestly, demoralizing. Instead of honoring their time and talent, trying to get a break says you don't see the value in their work. They are working to support themselves or their family and you can either champion those efforts or cripple them.
A Big Business
As an added bonus FOR YOU, Boss Babes and Small Business Owners:
Sharing some essential hashtags for your social posts!! (SAVE this list for later when you’re ready to post).
Here ya go….you’re welcome! 💕
In closing, if you’ve been featured on the Bloomin’ Female Force, chances are, you have a network of female entrepreneurs you love, that have inspired you, helped you get to where you are or that you aspire to be like!
Drop a comment below with your favorite businesses, boutiques, services and boss babes!! I’d love to check them out and extend invitations to others to be featured!!
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SHARE this post to educate others who need to know how to support YOUR business and continue championing each others successes!!