Social responsibility isn’t just for big companies. As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you’ve relied on your community for resources, referrals, and support from the start, which is why there’s no time like the present to “pay it forward” to the people who’ve made your business possible.
You may not be in a position to present an oversized check for $100,000 to your local hospital (yet), but that doesn’t mean you can’t make an impact – and reap the rewards of your generosity. Here are a few ways you can give back to your community or support causes you care about without breaking the bank.
At Pay Proudly, giving back is the heart and soul of our business. Our electronic payment processing company allows business owners in all industries to give back to causes that are important to them at no additional cost. Each quarter, we give a percentage of our merchant fees to charities and non-profits that represent our clients’ charitable interests, making it easier (and more affordable) than ever to support the people and causes that make the world a better place.
Giving your employees the time to volunteer at a non-profit is a win-win situation. Not only are they able to support causes they care about, but it allows your team to engage with community members on a more personal level. Encouraging your team to organize volunteer days or charity drives boosts morale and develops leadership skills. And there are plenty of opportunities for your employees to volunteer “virtually” as well – helping to give back and help others, without ever having to leave their home (or workplace).
One great way that brick-and-mortar stores can give back is to donate a portion of their last-season inventory to local non-profits and charities. You could also consider hosting a free or low-cost shopping experience when customers can choose a select number of items in-store.
Offer Your Time and Expertise
If you don’t have the wiggle room to donate large sums of cash, you and your team can still be helpful by donating your time or expertise to their chosen charity or non-profit. You may find that the charity could use your help on the board, arranging a fundraiser, or bringing general attention to its cause.
In 2019, Pay Proudly was born with a mission to make giving back easy for small business owners. Every electronic payment processing solution we develop makes it possible to donate to charities and non-profits without any out-of-pocket expenses. Call us at (843) 707-6110 or click here to learn more.