How small businesses can give back to the community

As a small business owner, have you ever considered getting your business involved in charity or volunteer work? If not, it’s a good thing to consider! Businesses, even home-based ones with no storefront, are public faces of the community. Aside from the fact that it’s just good to do, volunteer or charity work will enhance your company’s reputation.

How to be a charitable small business

If you’re interested in donating to a charity on behalf of your small business, look for charities that you can relate to and believe in. There are many different options within every community for charitable donations. You can also sponsor a sports team, a community event, or a community project. You might also consider contributing to recurring opportunities like sponsoring a yearly marathon or providing an annual scholarship for a local college or university.

If you’d rather donate your time than your money, look to your company’s strengths. For example, an accounting firm may help single parents or underprivileged families with filing taxes for a reduced fee.

Or, a construction company may help build a domestic violence centre in your community, or contribute to the latest Habitat for Humanity project.

As a farmer, you may consider donating a portion of your crop to the local food bank.

There are many ways to get involved and help out in your community which will not only make you feel good about yourself but will also help to get your company name out there. Have fun!

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