Next Saturday will be Small Business Saturday. As a small, local business ourselves, we believe in supporting our fellow local businesses in whatever way we can. Therefore, for this month’s blog we have highlighted the different ways we support our fellow small businesses.
Supporting Local Businesses
Social media is becoming more and more of a part of everyone’s daily life. However the people who follow us and support us on these channels may not always be aware of the companies we collaborate with or recommend. Therefore, each month, we try and highlight a local business on our social media to share with our followers. This will always be someone that we have purchased from or used their service ourselves and will be based on our recommendations!
In addition, we also send out a monthly newsletter. This includes a local business spotlight; around 100-200 words on the business and what they do. This varies quite considerably and can be anything from fellow local tradespeople, restaurants, gyms, caterers, gift stores etc. We do this, not only to support our fellow local businesses but to help our customers purchase from reliable companies who have a similar ethos to ourselves.
As well as that, we work closely with a small number of local, bathroom fitting and kitchen fitting companies as well as emergency engineers who we recommend to our customers should we not offer the service which they require.
Supporting Local Charities
For several years, our chosen charity has been The Cathedral Archer Project. They are a small, local charity who support homeless and vulnerable adults from sleeping bag right through to employment. Over the last 3 years, we have supported them however we can, including serving breakfast, collecting donations, hosting coffee mornings, volunteering at events, serving soup at their annual carol service plus many more.
We have seen how tirelessly and enthusiastically the project works to keep the homeless and vulnerable safe around our city. They don’t just provide breakfast and lunch; there is a doctor and dentist that visit regularly, they provide clubs and activities as well as acting as a fixed address to allow people who use the service to do the things we take for granted, such as open a bank account.
Our Favourite Quote
We thought we would leave you with our favourite small business quote that always makes us smile.
“When you buy from a small business an actual person does a little happy dance”
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe!
Shannon, Dale & DTS Plumbing Team