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Tis' the Season to #SupportLocal

What comes to mind when you think about the holidays?

Gathering? Great Food? Presents? Hallmark movies?

Shopping #BlackFriday deals?

What about being more intentional during the season by supporting local businesses like supporting local women-owned businesses on Black Friday? Here are some suggestions on how you can do that:

  1. Research Local Women-Owned Businesses: Start by researching and creating a list of women-owned businesses in your community. Look for stores that align with your interests and needs. You can visit Dallas Professional Women's online directory to check out businesses that we trust!

  2. Visit Local Markets or Pop-Up Shops: Many local artisans and business owners participate in markets or set up pop-up shops, especially during the holiday season. Attend these events to discover unique products and support local women entrepreneurs.

  3. Shop Online: Check if the businesses you're interested in have an online presence. Many small businesses, including women-owned ones, have websites or online stores. You can still take advantage of Black Friday deals by shopping online.

  4. Follow on Social Media: Follow these businesses on social media platforms. Many businesses use these platforms to announce promotions, discounts, or special events. It's a great way to stay informed about any Black Friday deals they may be offering.

  5. Spread the Word: Word of mouth is powerful. Share information about your favorite local women-owned businesses with friends and family. Encourage others to support these businesses as well.

  6. Collaborate with Other Shoppers: Consider organizing a shopping event with friends or family. You can visit multiple local women-owned businesses together, making it a fun and supportive outing.

  7. Gift Cards: If you're unsure about specific items, consider purchasing gift cards. This way, the recipient can choose something they love from a local women-owned business.

  8. Leave Reviews: After making a purchase, leave positive reviews for the businesses you support. Reviews can significantly impact a small business's reputation and help them attract more customers.

  9. Attend Local Workshops or Events: Some women-owned businesses may host workshops, events, or collaborative activities. Attend these gatherings to show your support and engage with the local community.

  10. Support Nonprofit Organizations: Some nonprofits focus on supporting women entrepreneurs. Consider donating to or volunteering with organizations that empower women in business.

Remember that supporting local businesses goes beyond Black Friday. Making a conscious effort to buy from local women-owned businesses throughout the year contributes to the growth and sustainability of your community!

Drop in the comments the website/social media of your favorite business you plan to shop & recommend a product or service others should try!

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