January 19, 2016
7 Ways To Be Involved in Your Community
7 Ways To Be Involved in Your Community — Because it’s Bigger Than Just Business
We’re are all working longer and harder than ever have before. Small and medium-sized business owners and employees put in a full day’s work at the office (or home office) along with attending morning, afternoon and evening events, staying involved with social media, belonging to special groups (including networking groups), serving on boards, participating in trade associations and…the list goes on. A full day’s work sometimes feels like a full week’s work.
Yet, you and your staff still desire to be in involved your community, which is commendable and doable. Here are 7 ways to be involved in your community (excerpted from 10 Ways to Give Back to Your Community and edited for content).
1. Promote Local Businesses
One of the best ways to support your community is to help out other businesses in your area. Buy local as often possible and create a page or area on your website to link to your favorite local companies. Cross networking with non-competing companies in your market helps you reach more people and help out other local business owners just like you.
2. Participate in Food Drives
Many businesses encourage employees to bring in unopened non-perishable canned and boxed foods that can be donated to local food banks and ongoing food drives. This is a fantastic way to help you community, and it requires very little additional time. A very worthy local food bank is the Manna Food Center.
3. Sponsor a Youth Sports Team
Chances are, someone on your staff has a child on a youth sports team. By sponsoring a local team, you’ll be able to help with the funds they need and get publicity in exchange for your support. This is a simple way to help out with a very minimal time investment.
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Thanks to Guest Blogger, JM Consulting.