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Top 5 Ways Lancs Local Helps Small Businesses

It’s been one heck of a year but the end is in sight as we can start to slowly welcome the return of all of our favourite shops and days out! While the world has been rocked by Covid-19 and small businesses have struggled, juggled, feared and fought, Lancs Local has been dedicated to promoting the huge #shoplocal campaign for Lancashire. We’ve been helping Lancashire residents to shop locally by creating a convenient hub of businesses who all provide discounts, and building a fun and friendly community where we can all celebrate the talents and offerings across the county! Behind the scenes we’ve been even busier building our resources to help our small business partners to reach their full potential.

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Listing on our website and digital membership card

Lancs Local Business Partners can list completely free on both our website and digital membership card. Business details are written by the business owners along with photos and their preferred offer or discount for customers, and links go straight to their websites and social media. Our interactive map is coming very soon to make their listing even more user friendly for Lancs Local Members and the wider public..

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Marketing Training

Lancs Local Business Partners can take advantage of free and subsidised marketing training; from webinars run by industry experts to one to one marketing training from our Marketing Manager Kirsty, to social media audits by director Amy. We currently have a series of webinars designed to help small business owners nail their digital marketing strategy – see links below for details.

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Business Development Consultation

Amy is absolutely dedicated to helping small business owners and is always ready to help plan, create a strategy, brainstorm and motivate. This ad hoc support is always free to Lancs Local businesses, or is offered to all small businesses as a structured 4 week mentorship which includes webinars, one to one coaching with Kirsty and product to retail consultation with Sarah.

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Product to Retail Consultation

Business Development Manager Sarah has been sharing her impressive expertise in getting products to market, which is another free service for our Lancs Local Business Partners! Sarah’s background is in the gift and gallery industry, working with makers and manufacturers to get their products into shops which is a perfect skill set to provide to many small businesses.

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Collaboration Support

Lancs Local Loves Collaborations! Sarah has been extending her support to helping our business partners to combine forces. Through networking in our friendly and supportive facebook group, businesses can shout out for potential collaborators themselves, or we can talk them through who they could work with and how to go about it. The next steps are to help Lancs Local businesses to collaborate with external businesses, watch this space!

Lancs Local loves local!

We want to inspire people to discover and enjoy their local businesses whilst boosting those businesses wherever and however we can!
As a customer, you can join the mission for just £12 for a whole year of supporting local businesses and getting discounts on all of them, as well as saving on all the shops and brands at Lancs Local Plus.
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As a Lancashire Business Owner you can take advantage of all of the support above and more by becoming a Lancs Local Business Partner. Just complete the expression of interest form online.
 
As a small business owner you can take advantage of all of the services above without joining as a business parter – find out more by clicking the links below:

Product to Retail Consultation

One to One Marketing Support

Business Mentoring

Business Support Facebook Group

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