So many small business doors are closed and their lights are off turned during this pandemic.
Switch 2 Small Business is a campaign that focuses on ways members of our community can help these businesses reopen their doors and others to keep their lights on. The big box stores are going to be just fine, in the meantime thousands of hard-working small business owners are watching their dreams of owning their own business evaporate before their eyes. You can make a difference, in our case it’s just as simple as buying a box, in other cases it can be, buying a bread, cake or even a meal. A little goes a long way and every dollar counts. Here are some other ways you can make a difference:
1. Stay updated with deals we are offering by signing up with your email
2. Tell a friend or another business about us and the services we provide
According to Nielsen, 92% of consumers believe recommendations from friends and family over all forms of advertising.
3. Leave us a Google review
It’s reported that 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business. And 72% say that positive reviews make them trust a local business more.
SOURCE – invespcro.com
4. Be happy to pay full price for the products and services we are offering
By purchasing goods that are produced locally you stimulate the economy in which you live. Jobs are created or retained, the community gains revenue, families and cultures are supported, and things thrive and grow. Purchasing locally also means that you know a bit more about quality control; you know that certain goods have been produced in a way that meets stringent regional and national standards.
SOURCE – nextdoor.com
5. Respect our time
Our customers’ time is equally important to our own.
6. Engage with us (@coltpaper) on social media
Let us all be our brother’s keeper by supporting small businesses and shopping local.