How To Post An Online Small Business Review
A small business owner is a person with a big dream. They start their business with a passion to build something. Something special that will serve others and feed their soul.
Entrepreneurs are risk takers. They sacrifice security to follow their hearts because they believe they can make a difference.
Small business owners take action on their dreams.
They are no stranger to change. They know they need to learn new things, be flexible, pivot when necessary, and allow their business to evolve as life dictates – sometimes to survive.
Unfortunately, some of those businesses will not survive this unprecedented environment.
The plumber that came out in the middle of the night for a busted pipe, your favorite server who always remember’s how you like your steak cooked, and maybe the vet who cares almost as much as you do for your little pup.
There are so many amazing business owners who support us every day.
Lets show them some love.
One simple thing we can do for them right now is to write them an online review.
Let them know how much we appreciate them.
It doesn’t matter how long ago you used them. It’s still important and valuable.
It may seem like something small but it will help them now and for years to come…
because entrepreneurs are like a phoenix
- they will rise from the ashes
- they will start over
- they will rebuild
- they will work to make the ‘new’ world a better place
…and when they do, they will be grateful for your kind words.
It will give them hope.
It will inspire them to come up with new ways to serve.
A sparkling review will help their business get found by new customers in Google search, it will help the owners to focus on what they can do rather than shutdown do to fear.
It will make their heart sing.
Writing a review for a business that you care about can have a greater, longer impact than you will ever know.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO HELP YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BUSINESSES
- Choose 5 local businesses that you love
- Choose a platform to review them on (we recommend Facebook, Google Local, or Yelp depending on the business)
- Search for the business on the social platform and write your review
- Include the following hashtags at the end of your review: #SupportLocal #ReviewLocal
- Share this blog post with friends and family, share with them the businesses that you reviewed, and encourage them to do the same!
Together let’s support these amazing, local small business owners!
How to write a Yelp review
Step 1: Open up a web browser, go to Yelp.com, and log into your account
Step 2: In the top-left corner of the screen, click on “Write a Review.” You’ll be redirected to a new page.
Step 3: Select the business you want to write a review for by searching for it in the search bar. Once you find the business you want to critique, click “Write a Review.”
How To Write A Facebook Review For Business Pages
Step 1: Visit the Facebook Page that you wish to write a review for.
Step 2: Click ‘Reviews’ in the navigation on the left side of the Page
Step 3: You will see the rating and be able to recommend them and click ‘Yes’. Write a review that is at least 25 characters long.
How to leave a Google review
Step 1: Search for the local business on Google.com.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Reviews’ link followed by ‘+write a review’.
Step 3: They can then rate the business (out of a maximum five stars), and write your own personal thoughts on your experience with the business. You can also attach photos to illustrate your experience.
The Google My Business listing owner will then be notified by email and in the Google My Business app that they have received a new review.