For over 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Over 99.9% of all businesses in America are small businesses, and small businesses employ 47.1% of the workforce. It's certainly a cause worth celebrating!
At RG, we consider ourselves lucky to work with many small businesses across Maryland and the 14+ states we serve. We are proud of the work that they do!
If you are a small business yourself, here are some ideas for ways you can celebrate!
Share on social media.
Share your company story, mission, and vision. Engage with customers across your preferred social media platforms, thanking your customers, employees, and supporters to help everyone in your ecosystem feel appreciated and valued
Spotlight partner or referral businesses.
If you are in an industry that occasionally needs to partner up with other companies, this could be an opportunity to highlight them!
Team up with local charities.
Have a cause that you are passionate about? Highlight them on your social media or in-store. Donate a portion of sales to charity or match donations raised.
Buy gift cards.
Have a favorite restaurant that you buy lunch from often? Consider buying a gift card. This will help them now, and it’s something that you can use later.
Supporting local restaurants, bakeries, book shops, produce markets, hardware stores, etc. are great places to get what you need locally.
Nominate a small business for an award.
Does your local chamber of commerce or newspaper have a “best of “your town”” competition? Nominate your local favorites for this recognition.
Leave a review for your favorite businesses.
In today’s world, businesses are dependent on positive reviews. Each one you leave can make a real difference! Tripadvisor, Facebook, Google, and Yelp are just a few of the places that you can leave a review.
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. More importantly, they are what makes your community such a great place to live and work! Supporting them, in any way that you can, is crucial to ensuring that they are there for years to come.