Small business owners across the country and in our local Tampa Bay Area have been hit especially hard by COVID-19. Many have been forced to close their doors permanently.
Yelp even recorded over 1,200 Tampa Bay Area businesses permanently closed from March-May of 2020. That number continues to grow daily. Ultimately, Tampa Bay Area business owners are still feeling the economic impact of the pandemic, and they will need our local community to help prevent them from being another pandemic casualty.
Local Businesses are an integral part of our economy. They help fund little leagues, donate to first responders, charity organizations, and of course provide jobs so individuals so they can support their family.
“It’s so sad to see these treasured family businesses close down permanently. They are the lifeblood of our community. We need to help them survive.” says Miriam Cook, Mom of three children and founder of Family-Friendly Tampa Bay.
As the founder of Family-Friendly Tampa Bay and marketing professional, Miriam Cook invites the community to #ShareTampaBay to help our local community learn more about the local businesses in our community. Some businesses suffer simply because not enough potential customers know they exist.
We can change that. One of the top reasons why businesses fail, according to Forbes, is not having a marketing plan. One essential part of a marketing plan is getting potential customers to learn about local businesses. So sharing these local businesses on social media can be an easy way to help businesses gain new customers and make more sales to keep them open.
Need some ideas? Use a BINGO sheet with 30 ideas to support local businesses with free options and by shopping local with monetary options.
Use #ShareTampaBay on social media to record your efforts so that we can spread our love for our Tampa Bay Area businesses. The more we collectively share, the more others can learn about these local businesses to help them thrive.
Please use one of these badges on your website or social media accounts to help support our local businesses by helping others to #ShareTampaBay