As we step into a brand new year filled with possibilities, one resolution we can all adopt is to support our local businesses. January is the perfect time to kickstart your contribution to the growth and vitality of our communities. So, let’s explore some creative and impactful ways to champion the local businesses that make our towns and cities unique.
Get Out and About:
January is an excellent time to explore local businesses you may have overlooked in the past. Venture beyond the familiar and discover hidden gems in your community. Whether it’s a cosy bookstore, a charming cafe, or a boutique shop, there are countless treasures waiting to be found. On Discover, you can also explore walking trails within the area! The trails guide you through the towns’ heritage, local businesses and nature spots. Download the free app here.
Share the Love on Socials:
Amplify the voices of local businesses by shouting about them on social media. Share your positive experiences, post photos, and leave reviews on their business pages. Encourage your friends and followers to do the same, creating a ripple effect of support.
Attend Local Events:
Many local businesses host events, workshops, or pop-ups. Attend these gatherings to show your support and connect with the community. Whether it’s a farmer’s market, an art exhibition, or a live music performance, your presence can make a significant impact.
Choose Local Products:
When making purchasing decisions, opt for products produced locally. Whether it’s fresh produce, handmade crafts, or unique gifts, choosing local options not only supports the businesses directly but also promotes sustainability and reduces the carbon footprint. (PS. Did you know that the Discover App is a Carbon Positive business? Read more on that here)
Join Loyalty Programs:
Many local businesses offer loyalty programs to reward regular customers. Take advantage of these programs to enjoy discounts, exclusive offers, or even freebies. If you’re in a Discover location, these offers will be listed on the app! So you can find local businesses to support, while saving money at the tap of a phone!
As we embark on a new year, let’s make a collective effort to support the backbone of our communities – local businesses. By choosing to explore, engage, and purchase locally, we contribute to the growth and vibrancy of the places we call home. Let January be the starting point of a year-long commitment to fostering a thriving local economy in 2024.
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