BE AN INDIVIDUAL, SHOP INDEPENDENT
Today is the 29th of the Month so it must be #IndependentsDay. We had a great response last month to our first ever Independents Day (it's deliberately spelt that way just in case you think I am spelling it wrong ) *smiles* .
I really hope we can grow this to show support to all the hard working people out there who have been brave enough to go it alone and set up their own businesses. I truly believe Independent businesses will be a major factor in putting the GREAT back into this country. But we have to get out there and promote ourselves. It's no good just setting up a website, bricks and mortar shop/business, on line business and just sitting back expecting the customers to turn up. I know from experience it doesn't work like that. You have to work at it and by using Social Media (which is mostly FREE) you CAN make a massive difference to your business.
Here's how it works :
If you have a blog, please write a short post mentioning and linking to three or so independent businesses that you follow, buy from or just plain admire. You can of course link to your own business if you want to. Its all about building up the links to help people find our businesses.
Leave a comment below with a link to your blog so we can all pop over and take a look. It would be really great if you would link back to this post and if you want grab the badge code.
Tweet about the independent businesses you are supporting and mentioning the hashtag #IndependentsDay
Link or share this or your own post on your Facebook page and encourage others to share
You don't have to be an independent business to get involved or have a blog. Comments, tweets and Facebook mentions will all help enormously.
Below are this months featured independent businesses.
I will be featuring more each month so if you want to get involved please leave a comment below so I can find you.http://www.precious-memories.co.uk/ Creating fingerprint Jewellery, hand, foot and pet castings and impressions.
http://minimagpie.com/ The coolest upcycled clothes you are likely to find anywhere
http://www.coombemill.com/ Family Farm Holidays in Cornwall
http://www.charliemoos.co.uk/ Award winning Party Bags
http://musicbus.com/about-us/ Pre-school music for babies and toddlers. Making music fun
http://www.attachatag.co.uk/ Clothes labelling made easy
http://byjada.com/collections Fine Jewellery
Please leave your comments and Link up your blogs and businesses below