Small businesses are the backbone of the Colorado economy and supporting them is crucial for the growth of our communities. Here are some tips for ways you can support small businesses this week and all year long!
Whenever possible, shop at local Colorado-based businesses. By doing so, you are supporting the local economy and the communities it serves.
Share on social media
Use your social media channels to share your positive experiences at local businesses. This can help spread the word and encourage others to check them out.
Attend local events
Check out local events, such as farmers markets, craft fairs, and community festivals, where small businesses often have booths. By attending these events, you are supporting small businesses and the community.
Support pro-business candidates for office
Local, state, and federal policies have a significant impact on businesses. There are many ways to make an impact and support policies that will foster a healthy business climate for your communities. Research who is running for office in your districts and support candidates that are friendly to businesses.
Engage with lawmakers on business legislation
On the state level in Colorado, lawmakers convene for legislative session every year from January to May. During this time, you can stay informed on the important bills that could impact the business community and engage with your senators and representatives.
The Chamber tracks legislation that impact businesses every session. Our policy positions can be viewed here and prior results can be viewed here. Reaching out directly to the legislators that represent your district is one of the most impactful ways you can engage in the policymaking process.
For policies on the local and federal levels, you can get involved with the local chamber in your community as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Leaving positive reviews on Google, Yelp, and other review sites can make a huge difference for small businesses. This helps potential customers discover these businesses and can increase their visibility online.
Many small businesses have been suffering from worker shortages due to the pandemic and other economic challenges. To help small businesses and their employees, tip generously when possible to support hardworking Coloradans employed by small businesses!