Back­ing small busi­ness and sup­port­ing the high street

The Galloway News - - School News -

Scot­land is get­ting ready to open for busi­ness and we’re here to help you get the mes­sage out to cus­tomers say­ing #IAmOpen.

This has been an un­prece­dented time for ev­ery­one, and its im­pact is be­ing felt across ev­ery­one’s lives, no mat­ter who you are, where you are, or what you do.

We know some of those most af­fected are in the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity, and we want to help you in any way we can.

You’re the lifeblood of your towns and cities, both as ser­vice providers and em­ploy­ers, and we must do all we can to sup­port you.

Your lo­cal news­pa­per is with you all the way and we will be us­ing all our re­sources to help lo­cal shops and ser­vices tell their com­mu­ni­ties they’re back in busi­ness.

So let us know how you are plan­ning to serve your com­mu­nity and cus­tomers in th­ese ex­tra­or­di­nary times.

With trad­ing re­stric­tions chang­ing ev­ery day, con­sumers are con­fused as to what busi­nesses are al­lowed or not al­lowed to trade.

The #IAmOpen cam­paign helps sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses to mar­ket them­selves ef­fec­tively in chal­leng­ing con­di­tions with free ser­vices and low cost op­tions, let­ting busi­nesses tell their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties on their sta­tus.

Each week thou­sands of lo­cal peo­ple read our news­pa­pers and log into our web­sites and so­cial me­dia plat­forms to find out about the im­por­tant things hap­pen­ing close to them.

And ear­lier this week thou­sands of peo­ple joined our so­cial me­dia twit­ter

“power hour”when we retweeted lo­cal busi­nesses to help them reach our vast au­di­ence.

Your lo­cal news­pa­per is de­ter­mined to help boost the lo­cal econ­omy so com­mu­ni­ties can get back to busi­ness and we’re right be­hind you, help­ing you all the way.

We will be us­ing all our re­sources and of­fer­ing a host of free and added value ser­vices to help get your busi­ness back on track.

This in­cludes exclusive mar­ket­ing ad­vice, of­fers, net­work­ing and par­tic­i­pa­tion in fu­ture Reach #IAmOpen events.

●You can find out more by con­tact­ing your lo­cal ad­ver­tis­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kath­leen Ri­ley at kath­leen.ri­ley@reach­, tele­phone: 07796 937615.

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