I’m a HUGE fan of local businesses and supporting the local economy. Especially when many NHM Readers are local business owners themselves.
It’s one of the things that I am proud of NHM for, being able to directly impact the local economy by publicising local businesses. Even more importantly, by directly impacting local families, either as the providers of goods and services or the purchasers of goods and services.
There are several ways that we support local Businesses on NorthHantsMum…
Guest Posts are FREE and are a great way to publicise your local business to local parents.
Any local business can have a Guest Post on NHM. You can find out more at the following post: http://www.northhantsmum.co.uk/2016/12/20/a-guest-post-vs-a-review-on-northhantsmum/
You can find a link to all previous Guest Posts here: http://www.northhantsmum.co.uk/category/guest-post-2/
NorthHantsMum is quite famous for our reviews of local places to visit, things to do and places to eat. They are often very popular posts because people seem to prefer Reviews.
You can find all of the Reviews here: http://www.northhantsmum.co.uk/2017/01/18/list-of-reviews-on-northhantsmum/
Sometimes we decide to write a Review about a place because we absolutely love it, (sometimes we DON’T write Reviews because friends have made us SWEAR not to tell the NHM Community about a secret/special location that they know of! lol), but more often than not we are asked to write a Review after sampling the local businesses offering.
If this is something that might be suitable for your business, please have a look at this post: http://www.northhantsmum.co.uk/2016/12/20/a-guest-post-vs-a-review-on-northhantsmum/
I have several NHM Readers who help me to write these Reviews and I’m very proud of them all for all of their hard work in doing such a fab job writing these posts.
The Business Directory is coming into it’s own at the moment!
You can have a free or paid advert on the NorthHantsMum Business Directory.
Free listings have just the name of your business and either a website or facebook page listed. If you would like your business to be listed with a free listing, please just email me the name of your business and the website or facebook page you would like us to link too.
Free adverts never expire, but once a paid advert “runs” out on it’s time, it is converted to a free advert.
If you would like a paid listing, please email me at NorthHantsMum@gmail.com for more details.
Small Business Support Groups
I have two Facebook groups that support local businesses:
This group is open to anyone to join and is a great way to support local businesses. As the pinned post states, please only post your offers once a month, so as not to cause lots of spam in the group.
This group is for local Mum’s who run their own businesses to share information and network. I often set up networking events and these are where those events are created and publicised.
Check In on Facebook
There are over 2361 people who are friends of my “Louise nhm Smith” profile.
(Don’t worry, I never look at people’s profiles as I don’t have the time or energy. The NHM Community is very welcoming and there are loads of groups to join).
Whenever I click to say that I am “interested” in an event, these events pop up in my friends newsfeeds. If there is ever an event that you would like to pop up in my friends newsfeeds, please just add me to the event.
I also often visit local places and check in to say I’ve been there as it raises the profile of that business.
Other ways to support local Businesses
Are there any other ways that you think NorthHantsMum can support local businesses? Is there anything that is missing?
I’d love to hear your feedback at NorthHantsMum@gmail.com.
As always, thank you for your support and thank you for being part of the NorthHantsMum Community!
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