At the heart of thebestof Sudbury is reviews. Great local reviews from the local community.
As I wrote in my last article, online reviews are so important for local businesses with a staggering 93% of people reading a review before they decide to buy from you
Every Thursday, I send out a newsletter to thebestof Sudbury subscribers (we have just over 3000) It has Sudbury and surrounding villages news, business profiles, events, what’s on etc.(If you don’t already receive the email, you can sign up here)
Recently, I’ve taken to asking you for your favourite businesses and why? It could be your milkman or your insurance broker. Whoever it is, I’d like to hear about them, so I can share your review for free.
Why I am doing this, you may ask?
Well, as we approach the year anniversary of being in some sort of lockdown, our local businesses have really taken a metaphorical beating.
They've shut their doors, many of whom have looked at new ways of trading, embraced click and collect, launched websites to sell online, sold via Facebook lives. Pubs have adapted to take aways, free delivery or beer sales. Others have started reaching out to other businesses to join forces and started working together.
As new COVID regulations have been enforced, PPE has been invested in, socially distanced measurements implemented to keep up safe. This hasn't been a cheap investment.
But they’ve done what they can to keep serving their local communities.
I have witnessed much of this, having hosted regular Zoom meetings with local businesses - Operation Business Support and I’ve seen how the new norm has had to be embraced. The resistance and flexibility of so many local businesses has been inspiring
So, I want to share the love for our local businesses and not only let them know how much they are loved and appreciated but hopefully encourage others to visit their websites, like and follow their social media pages and support them when they reopen.
If you’d like to leave a recommendation for your favourite business, simply click here and I will share as many as I can.
And if you're a local business and need help shouting about your wonderful business, please get in touch here