Black Friday is here! A Great opportunity to Shop Local – Shop Small.
So many businesses advertise Great Sales to make a profit, and get their business “in the black” (profit) versus “in the red” (loss).
If you are a small, local business, hope you have taken advantage of the recent interest in buying local, and buying from small, local businesses. Shop Local – Shop Small is important to many businesses in our communities.
Have you seen the American Express Small Saturday page on Facebook? They share creative ideas to help small businesses, especially on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but the promotional concepts will work throughout the year.
Another good idea is to cross promote with other small, local businesses. The goodness you do in helping to promote other small, local businesses will come back to you.
Here are some Great small, local businesses we have worked with:
Visit these websites, and leave a helpful comment on an article you like, Contact them for an appointment, or buy one of the products and services they offer.
- They are good people, too!
All About Health Care Advocates – professionals providing relief, research, referrals and reminders to patients or their loved ones
American Chiropractic and Rehabilitation – offering great chiropractic services in two Jacksonville locations – Baymeadows and Jacksonville Beach
BlogBrevity’s Posterious- social media musings and inspiration in 140 words or less
Bonnie’s Floral Designs – creating beautiful floral arrangements in fresh and silk
Borders Woodworks – designs and builds custom cabinets, furniture, and built-ins
Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe – serving up Great Southern food in Charleston, South Carolina
the Engagement Ring Studio – excellent selection and help to find the ring of her dreams
Galaxy Builders – residential, commercial, eco-friendly, even solar
Gina’s Deli – serving up Great breakfast and lunch in the 5 Points neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida
Gutter Solutions & Waterproofing – solving water problems from Pensacola to Jacksonville
Jax Promos Promotional Products – Great, Made In the USA products to help you promote your business
Jacksonville Yoga – offering Yoga classes, MELT classes, and massage therapy to help you feel and look Great
Key Theory – helping people succeed on the web, using strategy, design, and social media
MAC Hair Studio – creative hair salon, spa, massage therapy, weddings, and more, in San Marco
Marque by Design – a full service marketing consulting firm for small businesses
MicroTech Water Damage Control – 24 hour Emergency Water Damage Response, with mold remediation service
Rock My Image – a strategic marketing team to make your brand Rock!
Shades of Pink magazine – a guide to products, services, and information for women on-the-go
Shannon Miller Lifestyle – health and fitness for women
Spectrum Films – including films, video, and interactive – where imagination meets reality
Torres Creative – creative designs, print and marketing services
T-Shirt Bordello – a variety of funny t-shirts featuring creative artwork
Your Etiquette Style – providing business etiquette training to help you polish up, move up, and stay on top
Support other small, local businesses in your community, not just on Small Business Saturday, but all year long. Cross promote with other small, local businesses in your community. And every opportunity you get, remind people to Buy American! HooRah for the USA!