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How you can help support a small business for free.

We all have our favourite alternative fashion businesses, whether it's a treasured local shop, or a favourite designer. At times like these they really need our support to help keep them going, and it needn't cost you anything to give them a helping hand.

It's more important than ever right now to help support small alternative businesses, and there are plenty of ways that you can help them out, without even spending a thing.

Woman using smartphone : How to support small businesses

Get social

Your first port of call is usually always Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, where you'll find all the latest posts from your favourite companies, shops, and designers. Not following them already? Why not like their profile.

From there, you can interact with your favourite alternative fashion businesses regularly. Small, simple actions, such as liking, commenting, or even sharing their latest posts can help - this goes a long way towards boosting their posts reach, so every little really can help.

Spread the word

Word of mouth really goes a long way. Why not recommend your favourite alternative fashion brands to your friends. Whether it's posting about your latest purchases, commenting on posts whenever friends ask for shopping advice, or even just inviting your friends to follow your favourite businesses pages.

Friendly feedback

Have you ever left a review for your favourite alternative company? Why not review your latest purchases, or your favourite local alternative shop. A small little action that can not just boost their profile, but make them feel great too!

Woman on laptop : Tips to support alternative businesses


Whilst mailing lists can be a pain at times, it's always great to hear from a brand that you really want to keep in touch with. If your favourite alternative web shop, or brand has a mailing list, why not sign up. It's a great way to keep in touch with the latest news, and you may even get some occasional perks.

Get in touch

It may seem like such a simple thing to do, but sending a message to your favourite companies and shops can really make their day. It's always great to hear how happy a customer is with their latest purchases, and how much they like their business, so why not drop a friendly message to your favourites.

Some final words..

These are just a few simple ways that you can help to support your favourite alternative business without even spending a penny. Every little really does help, and hopefully, we can help keep alternative businesses going long into the coming months and years.

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