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5 Ways Your Small Business Can Increase Community Engagement

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Small businesses rely on factors slightly different from big corporations because they have more direct contact with customers and communities. Understanding your demographic and developing beneficial practices for everyone will create a stronger bond that will benefit everyone around your business.

These five ways your small business can increase community engagement will enhance your reputation and give clients a reason to keep coming back. You can directly benefit people and create a safe environment they can enjoy with best practices and consistent results.

Charity Events

Depending on the size of your venue and the type of products or services you offer, you can organize charity events beneficial for your local community. This includes simple ideas like game nights, karaoke, trivia night, and other activities that will catch people’s attention in a fun way. You can designate one night a week to promote the work of nonprofit organizations and other institutions to raise funds for a specific goal.

Volunteering Time

As a part of your business culture, you can organize your staff to volunteer in activities related to the community where your business develops. You can join different events centered around everything from farm work and environmental conservation to trash pickup and education. Choose something that aligns directly with your business’s main practices because this will benefit both the community and your industry.

Recycling Practices

Recycling is essential to most businesses because it’s a safe way to keep the environment clean, help development in a community, and increase your company’s value. Recycling is one of the different ways to improve your business’s waste management to maintain an organized space with the right equipment and practices. Minimizing a negative outcome for society will help you maintain a good reputation and make customers happy.

Loyalty Rewards

To directly benefit customers, you can create a loyalty rewards program where you give different prizes and advantages. You can offer discounts, customer referral rewards, and loyalty levels for larger benefits based on consistency. Increasing community engagement with your small business means giving or doing something special for the surrounding society.

Local Chamber of Commerce

To have a stronger business, you must develop close relationships with other businesses. This way, you’ll be able to have a larger impact on the community. A community will respond better when a business gives individual benefits and puts efforts into making improvements with broader scopes. Joining your local chamber of commerce will help you grow while giving back to your community for better development.

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Michael Levitt Chief Burnout Officer

Michael D. Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout consulting firm. He is a Keynote speaker on The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting and Burnout. He is the host of the Breakfast Leadership show, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, and author of his latest book BURNOUT PROOF.

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