Question: What is one easy way to give back to your community while running a business?
Consider How You Can Help Non-Profits
"Give back by serving non-profits and other companies doing good in the community. As an SEO company, we sometimes have the opportunity to help these kinds of organizations. We go the extra mile whenever possible and make these accounts a higher priority than they otherwise might be based on revenue spend alone. These are always special projects that we feel extra dedicated to seeing succeed."
"Many startups are constrained by dollars, but time is a resource we can all use to help others. Mentoring and offering support to those in the community is a great way to give back that is very much appreciated."
Commit a Certain Number of Hours to Giving Back
"It's possible to integrate community giving into a business model in a way that isn't disruptive. Our agency accomplishes this by committing hours each month to specific consulting and management services that enable community organizations to amplify their own efforts. We find that strategic guidance often provides a more significant benefit than anything else we can offer one time."
Donate to Local School Programs
"This is a major part of how I give back to my community. By helping the youth of the community, I am able to cultivate their thinking skills as well as teach someone something new. In addition, many of the schools are willing to offer me backlinks, so I really don't lose anything and we both benefit. "
Give Out Free Products/Services
"Even if you don't have much time, you can always offer free products or services to worthwhile community events. It's also a great way to spread the word about your business and build goodwill in your community."
Participate as a Team
"I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2011, and it has been my mission to raise awareness and funds for MS research. For the past four years, we've participated in Walk MS NYC as a team, and organized and sponsored our own yearly fundraiser, MSquared. It has been a great way to unite our company while also raising money for a cause that's important to us."