May is National Small Business Month. It’s a very fine month, indeed.
BizEngine has spoken in the past about the need to recognize what small businesses do, which is nothing less than power the American economic engine. Your average quality small business helps to bring dollars to the community, keeps the local economy humming and makes up a cog in the great machine of American commerce. They are, in short, invaluable.
That’s why I want to take a minute to honor small businesses this week. If your local community is built on the businesses of Main Street, there’s a few ways you can honor both your own business and those that help your town or city’s residents on a daily basis.
Here’s a couple of quick suggestions.
Ways To Honor Small Businesses
- Organize a small business day in your community. Open your doors early and leave them open a little late and publicize the hell out of it. You’ll get more foot traffic, hopefully, and win a few new customers.
- Have your town or city declare a small business week or month of their own. It’s free publicity and a good opportunity to honor your fellow small businesses without spending money doing it.
- Organize a month-long discount program. Say small business month is, for your company, a great time to thank customers for their support over the years. Customers love both flattery and savings, don’t they?
Be sure to take a little time to celebrate your own hard work, too. If you’re a small business owner doing okay in this post-recession world, you’ve earned a lot more than that.
How will you celebrate the remainder of Small Business Month?
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