We are currently living in an environment where it is much more accessible for people to have a startup business. The only important aspect everyone needs is an idea. We live in a world where more and more people are turning to social media outlets such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms to make something out of nothing. Furthermore, these social media accounts are being used to promote businesses and getting the word out.
Therefore, using simple website making platforms such as Squarespace and WordPress makes it even easier to have a company website. Even if someone is going to hire a professional to create the website, it is very little investment to run a business.
People such as your friends, peers, colleagues, and family members have these great ideas that they can make into an online running business. Therefore, with a little investment, a few social media platforms, individuals can run an entire unconventional business. However, the one thing that may be lacking is your support.
While your friends may have all the resources to write a book, create a startup, have a pop-up shop, or have an online driven unconventional business, the most important thing they need is people supporting what they have started or have an idea for. If they have a business idea they have a passion for, your friends want to see their inner circle supporting what they have started or want to start.
If there is a lack of support from family, friends, and colleagues, they are discouraged and will lack the motivation to start a business. Even if you may not need your friend’s product, it is still essential for you to support and promote the business as much as you can. Here are a few critical things for you to properly support your friends and family businesses.
- For every business your friend is starting, if you have pieces of advice to market the business, do that part for them selflessly.
- Promote your friends and family business through all your social media platforms. Get your friends and their friends to like, follow, subscribe to every social media platform for the business.
- If you have the skills and knowledge to promote the business in any way possible to grow, use your skills to help it grow.
- Every business has a catering audience and customers. Go through the company website and ask your friend about who the business is catering to, and help your friend to gain those customers.
- Be selfless in all you do to support your friends; only then can the entrepreneur expand to think about their finances and expanding the business to have business partners and have you included. Please give them a reason to hire you or reward you for the success of their business.
Be selfless in all you do to support your friends startups
Below are a few business ideas your family or friends may come up with and ways in which you can help.
A. Unconventional Businesses
An unconventional business is any business that does not need to have employees or be run in the typical conventional 9–5 lifestyle. More and more individuals are turning to social media to create an income and are discovering unconventional businesses. People realize it is unhealthy to have a boss over their heads and the importance of being an entrepreneur.
With an unconventional business, it can be a simple website that promotes a product or service. The only thing needed here is customers that go to the website and request a specific product or service. As a friend, you should find something to request a service in or try out their product. If the individual selling the product and service knows they can obtain customers through the support of their friends, they will give free trials, discounts for friends and family members. But there has to be an assurance; they can profit from all the investments from starting the business, discounts, and free trials.
Therefore, as a friend, you should become a customer of the business to help them. As a selfless friend, promote the business website/social media sites. Please become your friend’s customer at least once to support your friend. As a friend, you may receive the product or service at a discounted rate or for free. However, you should be a customer of the product or service at least once.
Your friend has the hope of becoming an author or has become an author. Please support your networks to promote your friend’s book on all your social media platforms, and please purchase the book at full price from them directly. Thousands of dollars are invested in writing a book, and they want to see their book succeed through the support of friends and family members. Your friend should not have to beg you to buy their book. Please buy the book and read it. Afterwards, please leave a positive review of their book. If you have negative criticism of the book, then tell them privately one-on-one. Do not discourage them from writing the book.
C. Startups / Pop-Up Shop
If your friend has a startup business or a pop-up shop using their talents and skills, please support your friends by purchasing a product from the pop-up shop or requesting a service.
In all of these businesses mentioned above, and many other forms of business your friend may have, social media is probably the most critical aspect in promoting any business in our current social media/information age. Therefore, as mentioned earlier, it is essential you like, follow, subscribe to all the business social media platforms.
In conclusion, the importance of supporting your friend’s businesses and startups is essential for the business’s success. Things should be done selflessly even if free products, services, and discounts are given. The things entrepreneurs fear are the business’s success and the financial investment they want to remake after the launch. As friends and family members, the entrepreneur wants to see people closest in their life as their biggest supporters. The ideas to show that support was detailed above. Now go out there and support your family and friends startups and businesses.