Small businesses depend on the support of their communities to succeed. As a small business owner, it’s important to take advantage of every opportunity to get involved and build relationships with the residents and other business owners in their community. Here are a few ways your business can start giving back and helping others:
Sponsor an event
One of the easiest ways to uplift your community is by sponsoring an event. Many cities host annual marathons and festivals with sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. Sponsoring these events is a great way to support your community and raise awareness for your business.
Encourage employees to volunteer
Many companies encourage their employees to volunteer by offering paid time off each month for volunteer work. Consider organizing a group trip with your employees to volunteer at a non-profit near your business. Volunteering increases your business’s community participation and often boosts employee morale.
Partner with a local non-profit organization
Another way to support your community is by partnering with a local non-profit organization for your business needs. For example, Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Industrial Services Division offers outsourcing solutions for businesses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. Whether your business needs additional support with assembly, kitting, packaging, or fulfillment, our large and experienced workforce can help. Best of all, your partnership with Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries supports our greater mission to provide meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities in our community.
Giving back to your community can be one of the most rewarding aspects of owning a small business. For more information on partnering with Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, contact us today for a free tour.