Blogging with Tristan
This week, Social media went bananas over this chicken sandwich! Popeyes chicken sandwich is an economic indicator. If we could support business in our community like this chicken sandwich. Support mom and pop stores. The dollars we have are powerful! The powerful of social media is powerful.
I challenge you this week and forever to support a small business.
How can we create raving fans on social media?
Small Businesses Support Your Local Community
If you’ve ever balked at giving your money to a large corporation, small businesses are the way to go. Spending your money with a small business often will keep the money within your community. Small, local business owners are more likely to form partnerships with other local businesses, join the rotary club, sponsor the local soccer team and the school districts, and will make a point to give back to the community – after all, they likely live there too.
Today, there are a reported 29.6 million small businesses operating in the U.S. alone, but only half of new businesses will survive past 5 years. Competition from chains, skyrocketing brick and mortar leases, and struggles getting website traffic all contribute. Small businesses are important to the economic and social fabric of our society, though, and we all play a part in their survival.