Most people never think about what all it entail to support other women small businesses when they are one. We tend to be super focused on making our company become the next global phenomenon. However, one of the quickest ways for you to connect with others, form community and help your business is to support a fellow business owner. Here are three ways for you to do so.
Utilizing your platform to share other businesses is a great way to support others. One of the goals of Business Bestie platform is to help women connect with other women. We are constantly sharing, RT and providing others information for our audience. I want to see women-owned companies win with their dreams. A great tip to remember is 70/30 when it comes to social sharing. As a savvy business owner or women looking to connect with others, you establish a plan to connect with them. Automating your social media planning for the month, find a few business owners you want to highlight to your audience. Take the time to schedule some tweets, pin a blog, post a product, comment on an Instagram post, or even share their Facebook post.
I understand that you do need someone to be there for your emotional hang-ups, as well as, to push you forward. You see a community of women advocating for each other helps when you need to vent. It’s beyond amazing to see people say that they are going to buy something from you, that they’re praying for someone, or giving virtual high fives. I recommend you be the emotional support for the people have in your circle and outside of it. This is huge to some, especially when, they don’t feel anyone is in the corner. Sending an encouraging text message or email once a week. Say hi and how are you doing and not wanting nothing in return. Personally, love sending flowers and thank you cards to others.
Running a small business or startup can very costly, and financial assistance is one of the biggest ways to help is to put your dollars behind them. How often are you shopping other small business owners shops or digital products? Most people would say they do 40% of the time. Not quite often as we would like for the support to happening. Yes, I love shopping Nordstrom or Target, but I love small business more. Create a monthly budget that allows them to at least support a couple local or online businesses regularly. One of the biggest way, to get this done is commit to supporting others and not just wanting support for your small business. You don’t have to break the bank supporting other businesses. Last month, I bought $6 shower bombs from Oh Honey Skincare, Crystals on Etsy and shirts at a local boutique. Spending less than $100, but making sure I am doing my part.
One of the biggest way, to get this done is commit to supporting others and not just wanting support for your small business. We are all a part of community and need to focus on helping each other win.
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