For today’s post we have put together a list of ideas on how you can collaborate with other small business owners local to you. Joining forces with others that support shopping locally can be one of the most effective ways to build your audience and meet new customers in your area.
Team up with another business to cross promote products and services through one another’s platforms. You can host giveaways, perform a day of story takeovers, feature guest posts, or host an IGTV talk with each other. The possibilities are virtually endless and very cost effective.
Consider offering a selection of samples to another small business to include in their order. That way when customers receive their products or services they will be greeted with an extra special surprise from your business and be introduced to you. (Don’t forget to include your contact information) It’s a win-win on both the customer service and marketing side of things.
Local market events are an amazing way to meet other business owners and new customers alike. You will be able to get face-to-face with a ton of new local shoppers and share your story directly with them. It’s likely that every business in attendance will be promoting their presence too so you will be able to take advantage of a much larger audience.
Combine your skills with other local makers or service providers in your area to offer a limited edition experience for your customers. Perhaps you make beautiful candles but stick to basic glass holders most of the time – why not partner up with a local ceramics artist to create an exclusive line of vessels? Get creative!
Interested in connecting with others to carry out one of these ideas?
Comment below what you would be interested in collaborating on or what you are looking to accomplish so that you can find one other!