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MCWP Celebrates Small Business Saturday: Shop Small and Support Local Businesses

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

Madison County Wood Products understands the plight of the small business. Our team reflects on another year of business success and growth on Small Business Saturday and every day. Our company's growth and survival wouldn't be possible without our loyal customers.

Madison County Wood Product's 175+ Team! A few pictured at Fredericktown location.

Every day should be Small Business Saturday. Every day should be a day to support our local businesses and the products and services they offer. This Saturday, we hope you will support a small business. However, shopping isn't the only way to support local businesses! Here are six ways consumers can support a small business beyond Small Business Saturday to ensure our local businesses thrive and survive.

  1. Like a post, follow, and recommend.

  2. Buy a gift card.

  3. Spread the word.

  4. Leave a five-star review.

  5. Shop online

  6. Subscribe to a newsletter or blog.

Madison County Wood Product's Receptionist hard at work!

The Power of Social Media: Like and Follow Posts

Social media is a powerful tool. Don't underestimate the influence of Instagram, Facebook, and X. When you like a post or follow a small business account, you show approval and appreciation. Simple likes and comments create conversation and buzz for a business.

While liking a post or following an account might seem simple, it speaks volumes in the digital universe. Followers add credibility and trust. Your likes and comments help build trust and interest. Small businesses appreciate this more than you know.

Buy a Gift Card

If you can't shop during Small Business Saturday, consider purchasing a gift card from a store or business. Use it later when you need to purchase an item in the future. Gift cards add to a store's profit margins. And, yes, even a small gift card purchase helps a small business!

Spread the Good Word!

Do you love a local business? Tell a friend, a relative, a stranger. Tell anyone who will listen. Word-of-mouth recommendations are powerful. If you received excellent service at a business, tell others about it. Small businesses thrive because of referrals and word-of-mouth business.

5-Star Review for Madison County Wood Products | Fredericktown, Missouri

Leave a 5-Star Review.

Google is the most popular search engine. We Google everything, including businesses! Google Business Listings includes a section that allows consumers to leave reviews about their experience with a business. These reviews are viewed by anyone and everyone who searches for the business. If you had a positive experience, leave a five-star review; this adds credibility to the business, shows support, and helps the business' online ranking.

Shop Small Online

If you can't visit a store or business in person, shop online! This is an easy way to support every local business from home. Browse their products and place an order. It's so simple!

Subscribe to Their Newsletter or Blog

Many businesses offer consumers the option to sign up for a newsletter (or blog) to receive updates. Not only does subscribing help the business, but these newsletters also typically feature special sales and coupons. Subscribing can help you save–win/win!

Madison County Wood Products | Team

Small Business Saturday Is Every Day

On Small Business Saturday, Madison County Wood Products celebrates and supports all the local small businesses in our community. This special shopping day can dramatically affect small businesses' financial survival. However, a thriving business community requires support year-round. If you can't shop small on Small Business Saturday, follow a business on Facebook, shop online, buy a gift card, subscribe to a newsletter, leave a review, or just tell a friend about the business. There are many ways to support local businesses; help them thrive and survive!

Small Business Saturday FAQ

When is Small Business Saturday?

Small Business Saturday is November 25, 2023. It always follows Black Friday.

Do I have to buy something to help out a small business?

What are free ways to support a local business?

Why does Small Business Saturday matter?

Who started the Small Business Saturday initiative?

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Madison County Wood Products Inc. is a vertically integrated company specializing in land and timber management, logging, sawmilling, and pallet manufacturing. With a focus on environmental impact, we take a zero-waste approach while providing customers with quality products, competitive prices, and on-time deliveries.

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