It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the world. Small businesses have definitely taken a hit. With the holiday season approaching, it’s an excellent time to shop at smaller businesses to help them stay afloat. This holiday season, show your support for your local small businesses.
Black Friday is usually the commencement of holiday shopping. Department and large chain stores promote outrageous sales to encourage more people to flock to their stores. But with coronavirus, holiday shopping is going to look a bit different.
While the larger companies have seen a hit in sales in the past year, small businesses also need your support now more than ever. In 2010, American Express created Small Business Saturday to encourage shoppers to shop small and support local companies. Small Business Saturday became nationally recognized a year later by the United States Senate with President Obama’s support.
How to Support Small Businesses
The number of Small Business Saturday shoppers has grown each year, but the 2020 holiday is even more crucial. Small Business Saturday isn’t the only day you can show your support.
There are several ways you can show your love and gratitude for small businesses throughout the year. Here are a few ways to show your support from the family at Rosenbaum Framing.
One of the best ways to show your support is by shopping small on Small Business Saturday. If you are going to shop somewhere, try to purchase your gifts from smaller businesses. Amid the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses need your support. Your local stores will be offering deals on Small Business Saturday and they are great places to find truly unique, personalized gifts. When you shop on Small Business Saturday; it’s a win-win situation for you and your community.
Like a Post
Another great way to show your support this holiday season is by liking a post by your favorite local business. Liking a post doesn’t cost anything, but it means a great deal for smaller companies. Leaving a like on a post shows your love and support for local businesses. Take a few minutes out of your day to leave a heart, thumbs up, or like on a small business’ post.
Leave a Comment
Take your social media efforts one step further by leaving a comment on a small business social media account with your support for them. Say how much you enjoy their services, products, or overall company. Your kind comments are sure to brighten up the day of these small business owners.
Tell a Friend
Word of mouth is one of the best ways you can help. If you tell a friend you support a small business, they are also more likely to shop there. Maybe a friend or family member saw a framed art piece in the background of your Zoom Happy Hour. You can then share that the custom framing is from a local small business and suggest they check them out. Your friends and family will trust your opinion; why not express your thoughts on small business and show your support?
Write a Review
Another excellent way to show your support for small businesses is by writing a review. Express your thoughts and feelings on the company, service, products, and more by leaving a review on their site, Google, Yelp, and other review sites. People are more likely to shop somewhere with multiple reviews. In fact, reviews build trust and authority and encourage others to give a local business a try. Take a few minutes out of your day to share your positive experience with a local small business.
As you begin your holiday shopping, think about giving your support to local businesses in your community. So many small businesses have taken a hit in 2020. If you are going to shop somewhere, why not shop small? Our picture framing shop in Boca Raton is a proud participant in Small Business Saturday. Let our team help you create unique, personal, custom-framed gifts for your loved ones this holiday season. Contact us today to get started creating something magical.
In addition to the rewarding feeling of supporting your community, you can also receive 30% off any custom framing order placed on Small Business Saturday when you mention the code SHOPSMALL.