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How can businesses can contribute to the local community in Small-Towns and Villages?

 

Local Community Identity

Every community has its individual local character and charm. Businesses can use this to their advantage by providing and facilitating meeting places, such as public houses, cafes, and markets.

As long as the local’s needs are being met, contributing to a community’s identity will benefit your business with loyalty, word of mouth recommendations and a great customer service experience.

 

Community Support

You can provide local community support by providing financial and other support to local events, initiatives, and charities.  Employing local people and work experience opportunities, shows that you care about your local area and are a responsible business.

Environment

You can help protect the environment and resources, by encouraging your customers to do the same. Start a local initiative such as giving a 5p discount to customers, when they reuse a carrier bag with your branding on.

Support local other local businesses

Making friends and supporting local businesses can offer you both an opportunity to benefit.  Recommending each other’s businesses can create a greater feeling of being connected within the small town or village.

As small businesses are run with an entrepreneurship spirit, which fuels innovation and prosperity, why not get together with other small businesses in the area, to teach the locals how to start a business of their own?  

Creating a healthy competition between small businesses leads to a healthy local economy and opportunities.

Befriending

Successful businesses tend to be people businesses.  

They form relationships with their customers and greet them personally using the customer’s name of choice.

Be positive!

Using your unique presence in within the local community you can contribute and/or maintain the general well-being of your local community, like builders Manchester has recently acquired.

Try to Inject energy and life into your customer interactions and that feeling spread to your customers, who in turn will want a repeat of that customer experience, helping you to increase customer loyalty.

 

Building those companies

Now you have made the choice to open a business in a small Town.  The next step is to choose your business type, for your convenience, you will find a few listed below.  Before you choose your business type, do some basic research to ensure the locals will not take offence or avoid your chosen product or service.

Pet Grooming service

A Pet grooming service and a combined pet store is an ideal business for a small City or Town. Owners would be able to purchase food, toys, and clothing for their pets. For an additional cost, you can have an on-site service, where you can visit customers and their pets in their home to carry out pet grooming services while you drop off pet supplies.

Tutoring Service

If you have previous tutoring or teaching experience and/or specialist knowledge, you can offer your services to pupils, alternatively you can hire tutors to help with subjects that you are lacking knowledge and skills in.

Hair & Nail Salon/Barber Shop

You could open a unisex hair salon or for an additional cost and to save business rates and charges, you could offer to drive over to your neighbours’ house and do the whole family’s hair, without them having to leave their home. Adding nail and makeup services, can also help you to boost your earnings.

Lawn and Gardening Service

Grass is abundant within small towns and people need lawn and gardening services to keep them in check, providing an excellent business opportunity for you.  If you can keep your customers happy, they will evolve into repeat and loyal customers, coming back each season.

You can expand your services to include fertilized and treated for weeds and bugs, as well as lawn and shrubbery care.

Clothing Boutique

If you are handy with a sewing machine, then maybe you can offer a tailored clothing service, where you can visit clients to take measurements and create unique

Bed and Breakfast

If you have spare rooms in your home, you could rent them out either long term, or as a Bed and Breakfast.

Thank you for reading this blog, hopefully, you will start to think about the different ways you can make money, while living in a small town or City.

 

A blog about building companies in small towns

There is a myriad of reasons that people may develop a yearning for small-town life, such as the traffic, crime, noise, overcrowding, or the relentless rat race of living in the big City. Whatever the reason, you need to prepare for the move by planning for the change of lifestyle.

Although salaries are higher, property prices and the general cost of living are a lot higher in big towns and cities.  One advantage to this could be in the sale price of your existing property and the upsizing of your new home.

If you can, have a job lined up before you take the plunge, as getting a new Job in a small village could be challenging and you may have to travel to another city for employment opportunities. Alternatively, you could run your own business, but you need to ensure that you have access to the internet, where you are located.  

Some of the benefits of raising kids outside the big city, is the freedom to run around and explore nature in a cleaner, calmer, and friendlier environment. Schools in smaller cities and Towns, usually have less violence and better discipline.

Accessing a plumber, electrician, carpenter, etc. may take longer if there is a limited number of these services, better to be prepared for an emergency, by learning the basic knowledge to get your electricity and water supply back up and running, as soon as possible.

The biggest shock initial shock would be to realise that you cannot go to a local supermarket.  However, you can use this as a challenge and change your dietary habits for the better.

Making new friends will be easier, since people in the smaller towns and villages tend to be friendly and helpful.

Thanks for reading and Good luck in your planned move.