As we wrap up this year’s Carteret Curated People’s Choice Awards, we thought: “How can we support the local businesses who might not have received the most votes this year?” So, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks for helping out YOUR favorite local businesses in the Crystal Coast community…all year long! Here are some ways to show our local businesses some extra love:
- Write a Google or Facebook Review!
Writing reviews can positively impact businesses in a huge way. It can increase their presence online, drive traffic to their website and give prospective customers a better idea of what their business is all about. Plus, it helps bring new customers right to their doorstep!
- Post your on social media!
Show your love on socials like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to tag them, and tag us @carteret.curated when you do so! We’d love to help spread the love, too.
- Text or email a group you belong to about your favorite business!
Did you recently have a great experience or find an awesome product at a local business? Scream it from the rooftops! Refer your friends, family or coworkers to your favorite spots to shop, eat, or experience.
- Shop with them, use their services or purchase a gift card!
This is the most important way to support your favorite local business (and ensure that they are able to serve the community for years to come!).
- Send a note to the owner to let them know you appreciate them!
Personally reaching out to a business owner and letting them know that you appreciate them and their service means the world to them.
We encourage you to take a few minutes to do one (or all!) of these tips to help create a buzz around your favorite local businesses and to support them in their goal of being nominated for next year’s People’s Choice Awards!