Summertime is finally here! Now that everyone is out and about in town, it’s time to put your small business outside, as well. Here are 5 great ways to market your business this summer:
1. Get OUTSIDE
The weather is nice and you’re sitting inside; air conditioning is a luxury, but that’s no reason to be stuck indoors. Grab a golf umbrella and set up shop outside your store. At the very least, get out some sidewalk chalk. If you’re place is on a strip or a street with other businesses, collaborate with them and start a sidewalk sale! Events like this will support the community and draw in more visitors. Your can create your event on Save Local Now to help spread the word.
2. Parade in Style
Does your community have a parade in the summer? Get involved! There are great marketing opportunities in local parades. You can give out special trinkets that relate to your business or brand, or just keep it simple with candy. Either way, you’re guaranteed to get your name out there.
3. Go to Festivals
If it’s something you might enjoy, look into becoming a vendor. Sell products that people can use like water bottles, tote bags or towels with your name on it. It’s a great way to get new customers and hey, you might enjoy some live music yourself!
4. Get Patriotic
Start a 4th of July promotion through Save Local Now. Even if it’s not a huge sale, getting festive is fun! Hand out small flags with purchase. Show your customer appreciation and your patriotism!
5. Support Local Sports
Check your community calendar or show up in the recreational areas or on the 5k run sidelines. Show support for your local teams. Pair up with the local ice cream store and give discounts to the little league teams after a hot summer game. People will really appreciate and recognize your efforts.
The goal here is to help out your community. The more your strive to achieve this, the more people will view your business as a significant part of the community. Set the bar high – it all starts with you! Now get out there and enjoy the summer!