Your Support Is More Than Money
With Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday just around the corner I can’t help but feel the love from those who have chosen me as their photographer and that same love goes out to the people that are simply just fans of my work! If you are one of those people, THANK YOU!
As I have been building my brand I have quickly realized that supporting a small business is much more than just spending your money with them. I have found that support can come in a few different ways.
One of those ways of showing support is by choosing to be part of the tribe. Meaning you choose to follow them on all of their social media platforms. Just a simple like or follow means a lot to us as it shows us that the content we are making is interesting and worth your time to look at and absorb.
Another way is by SHARING that content on your own pages or even commenting on what we are choosing to put our time into.
My favorite way that you can show support and the best way to show your support is actually what you say to your friends and family about us and your referrals. I think any business owner would take a word of mouth referral any day over boosting one more Facebook ad! :/
Lastly, your feedback is crucial. Talk to us! Tell us when you love something or tell us what we can improve on for you. We can only grow from what we know.
Being a small business owner is tough as heck. For me I am a one woman show. I personally take care of all the ins and outs of my business and some days are super tough and super long. Sometimes I don’t even eat because I get so encompassed in my work that I honestly forget to. To say I am infatuated is an understatement. This is my gift and I am honored to do it!
The obvious way you can support a local business is to spend your money with them. I have personally had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the most amazingly driven people and have gotten to know them and their business. I make every effort I can to support them however I can. I want them to know that their hard work, talent and dedication doesn’t go unnoticed even if what they are selling isn’t something I want or need at the time. That doesn’t mean that someone in my network doesn’t!
My clients are everything to me. I want to serve them so well that it seems too good to be true. I want them to know that I genuinely care about them and love them because I do. My clients deserve the upmost respect. They are the ones who are helping to put food on my table, paying for my living expenses, clothing my children and funding their dance and softball lessons. They are the ones who pay for my medical bills and keep a roof over my head. They deserve my complete attention, focus and prompt response and service. They are also giving me the opportunity to do something I am in love with which makes me feel so blessed and fortunate.
The thing about all of us small business owners is that we are here to serve YOU! And your support, reviews, and encouragement are vital.
Small business Saturday is next Saturday. I challenge you right now to visit some local shops, follow them on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Like their pages on Facebook! And if you have had the chance to use their products or services, give them a review and a quick shout out! It will send them over the moon and smack a smile right on their face!
The most important? SPREAD THE WORD! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! TELL YOUR FAMILY! Your words are powerful.
You have know idea how much this actually helps! We LOVE IT! Now go on, start here ;)
Here is my beautiful family and I. Your support is not for me, it’s to help me take care of these precious little girls. Your support helps to ensure that they are well taken care of so they can worry about bigger and better things in the future.