In recent years, many of those smaller of businesses have begun to work together to forge a greater business community. From small high street shops and store to several offices in the one large office block, and even market traders, such business types have decided that together they have a more prominent voice.
From ensuring that the immediate areas around them are kept clean, tidy and secure, to working with one another to help promote the other’s business when dealing with their own customers, this business community spirit has proven a great success for many a select group of companies who firmly believe that sticking together gets better results long term.
If you and several companies around you are looking at ways to come together and promote your business area in a better light, here are a few of the ways you all may be able to find success combining as a community.
Cleaning up the Area Around Your Community
When you come together as a small business community, the presentation of every business will make a big difference in how the community vibe continues to develop. There’s no doubt that a clean, tidy and a neatly presented row of companies makes it more appealing and attractive to all customers, current and prospective.
By working together, those more community minded business groups have taken on challenges such as adding plants and flowers to their area, maintaining lawns, keeping business fronts clear and clean as well as working to encourage every individual business member to take particular pride in their own business or shop front.
Though all your community’s businesses will pay business rates, it’s not always as easy to get the work required done on time or to satisfaction from the local council or government. Therefore, if you can get as many businesses in your community to encourage their employees to lend a hand to the areas upkeep, you’ll soon develop one attractive looking community in little time at all!
Nominating a Spokesperson to Represent Your Community
A great way of empowering your community and getting your voice heard is to appoint a respected member of the business community, or possibly a few respected community members, to represent you at town hall meetings and when any legal or political issues arise.
The perfect person for the job could be someone who has your community’s interests at heart and is keen to develop your area and indeed town further. Anderselite believes that town planners, both qualified and potential, are the best members for empowering the local community and this is a role that is one of the most sought after in the industry.
Look at getting your local member of parliament or other such government official involved here as well if you can. With their backing, you place your local business community in respected and trusted hands, and they can also offer you vital up to the minute information on any issues that may affect you all as a whole, as and when it occurs.