Small businesses need all the support they can get, and what better time to give back than Christmas? If you’re keen to get involved, but you’re stuck for ideas, here are five ways you can support local this Christmas:
Have a night off from cooking
Home-cooked meals not satisfying your cravings? Head out to your local restaurant for a delicious effort-free meal. You can even support your local restaurants from the comfort of home by ordering a meal to take away – better yet, see if you can be decadent and have it delivered!
Get thinking about Christmas dinner
Whatever your choice of meat, get in touch with the local butcher to get the tastiest cut in town! While we may be in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire puddings are a must; stock up on eggs from the local hens and put in an order with the milkman in time for the big day. Take a trip to your local market to find some festive, fresh, and healthy produce for your feast, and if you want to treat yourself you can top it all off with some local Lincolnshire booze – gin anyone?
Spread some festive cheer
Online reviews, tags, shares, likes, recommending to a friend – most of us do these things instinctively, but they’re amazing ways to support your local businesses. It doesn’t cost a penny to share the love, and by doing so you’re helping to build an excellent reputation for the brand; your endorsement has more power than you might think!
Get your odd jobs done
Most of us have plenty of home improvement ideas we’ve never got around to doing. Treat yourself this Christmas and support local tradespeople to get your house in top shape for the big day!
Unique gifts for Unique people
Find one-of-a-kind gifts from local businesses for those who mean the most to you. You can find treasures of all sizes at Christmas markets, craft fairs, or even your village hall to give unforgettable presents that your loved ones will cherish forever.
If you’re a local business that could do with some guidance, the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub is here to help with 12-hours of fully funded support at no cost to you!