Small businesses are the lifeblood of our cities and towns.
Drawing visitors and local residents with their unique specialties. They own and operate restaurants, boutiques, offer professional services, lodging, and are handmade artisans.
Each who took a chance on a dream.
Maybe they have a brick-and-mortar location.
Perhaps their business is just beginning and they are working their way to getting that storefront.
Whether a business has been established three months or thirty years, we all know the past year or so has been incredibly difficult for our small businesses. I want to give back to them by showcasing them with exposure and promotion like never before. What better time than November when we celebrate gratitude, Small Business Saturday and turn the key to open the door to the holiday season?
ABOUT THE PROMOTION
Each of you will have the opportunity to nominate a locally owned and operated business within 5 miles of any Florida Main Street community.
HOW TO NOMINATE A BUSINESS
Official nomination form is found on Beyond Vanilla Creative Media’s website: https://www.beyondvanillacreativemedia.com/nominate-a-small-business
Nominations will be taken until Friday, November 26th at 5pm EST.
Winners will be announced on Small Business Saturday, November 27th, 2021.
WHAT SMALL BUSINESSES CAN WIN
The winning businesses will receive at no cost to them:- A custom crafted post about their business for their social media platforms- Photo session of their establishment, products and staff including photo editing and spotlight video creation- Feature on Beyond Vanilla Creative Media social platforms to optimize exposure- Digital photos and video are available to them for future promotional use- Release to news mediaOne winner will be chosen in each category (restaurant, retail/boutique, lodging, handmade/artisan, professional service) based on the volume of entries.
To find your local Florida Main Street location: https://www.dos.myflorida.com/…/florida…/communities/To learn about the Main Street America movement, and the communities across the country, visit: https://www.mainstreet.org/mainstreetamerica/theprograms—