The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is launching a social media campaign to support small businesses across the state.
The Support Small Businesses 5 Day Challenge is a way that everyone can support small businesses from the safety of their home, said Sherry Noller, Missouri SBDC associate state director.
A six-part video series will consist of an announcement video Sunday, April 26, followed by daily challenges the rest of the week, Noller said. Examples of challenges include tagging small businesses on social media, purchasing gift cards, writing online reviews and sending caring messages to small-business owners.
The campaign was an idea from the North Central Iowa SBDC and shared with Missouri’s and other SBDCs across the nation.
“We are excited to participate in this five-day challenge with America's SBDC Iowa and other SBDCs across the country,” Noller said. “Every day our team of business counselors and support staff work with the local businesses throughout the state. When the idea was shared with us, we jumped at the chance to participate and help our Missouri businesses.”
New videos will be available daily April 26-May 1 by following @MissouriSBDC on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Missouri SBDC has a COVID-19 resource page at sbdc.missouri.edu/sbdc-covid-19-resources. Business owners can access a variety of information and sign up for services. Staff at Missouri SBDC offices across the state are trained to assist small-business owners with questions and concerns during this challenging time, Noller said.
The Missouri SBDC helps business owners make confident decisions to start, grow, and sell their businesses. Services are provided to residents in all Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis in the form of training events as well as confidential, no-fee one-on-one counseling by appointment.
The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a program of University of Missouri Extension.
For more information on Missouri SBDC programs or services, visit MissouriSBDC.org or follow @MissouriSBDC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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