August is a big month for local businesses. National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, and National Lemonade Day is August 20, perfect for those who started their local business aspirations with the classic lemonade stand.
If you’re interested in starting a successful local business, the first step is to figure out how to sell things in your local community. Fortunately, there are many apps that can quickly connect you with buyers in your area. Some can help you bring in extra cash while you set up a store or website. Or you can use them as an important ongoing source of income.
The best app to sell stuff locally
The handicraft industry is growing significantly. While online marketplaces like Etsy get a lot of attention, you can also sell handmade goods locally. Here are some places to consider.
The 15 Best Places to Sell Craft Products Locally
Farmers markets are also great for selling produce to local consumers. Whether you offer food or handmade items, it takes planning and skill to succeed at these venues. Learn the tricks of selling at farmers markets in this post.
25 Tips for Small Businesses Selling at Farmers Markets
Once you’ve determined where and how to sell your products locally, it’s time to market. There are specific strategies needed to reach consumers in your particular area. More information in this post.
20 Local marketing strategies
Once you’ve covered the basics of local marketing, it’s time to make your business stand out. If you’re using the exact same marketing and messaging channels as your competitors, you’ll feel like they’re all the same. Boosting your local marketing efforts may require some creativity or out-of-the-box ideas. This post outlines some local marketing strategies you probably haven’t considered that can take your business to the next level.
10 local marketing ideas you may not have considered, yet
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