It’s Black Friday folks! I spent years working in retail, spending the entire night right in the middle of it. I cried every year on Black Friday.
Ahh, the memories 😂
Because of this experience, I choose to stay home, watch Christmas movies and decorate my house for my favorite holiday!
Black Friday is such a huge deal. I mean, people get the day off work as a holiday! My newsfeed has been packed with deals, but the ones that really stand out are the small businesses. I know some of these business owners by name. They’re my friends. I know first-hand how hard these amazing business owners are working to provide for their families.
I know some of these small businesses have niche services that you’ll only need a couple times a year, or not at all. For example, I’m a wedding photographer. You only get married once! You may not need my services right now so you can’t take advantage of my services and that’s okay! Here are some ways you can help out a small business without spending any money.
Did you know business posts on Facebook go practically no where unless someone engages with it?
These days, social media is one of our best forms of advertisement, but unless our posts have engagement, no one will see it and we have to pay for advertising. Even a simple “Like” pushes that post further!
I know you may not have a need for my services right now, but your sister’s best friend’s cousin just got engaged and by simply sharing my post, she learned about my business and booked with me.
Boom, you helped my business out tremendously and you didn’t even spend a single penny.
I try to take business cards with me everywhere I go. One of the most influential women in my career once told me “you ALWAYS give out at least two business cards, one for them, and one for their friend”. (S/O to an old friend 😉)
Print is not dead people. (Another quote from my friend 😊)
Pass our cards along. We paid for those. We don’t want them to hang out in your wallet 😉.
I’m not Walmart or McDonald’s. I personally work with my clients from start to finish. I’m a photographer, an accountant (though I’m REALLY bad at math), customer service, IT, marketing, a wife, a daughter and a sister. I spend a lot of my nights with my laptop, in the living room with my husband sitting beside me as I work. I took a risk because I believe in myself.
One of the easiest ways to support my small business is to believe in me too ☺️