We’ve added so many features to the Discover Bradenton platform in the past year that many business owners have trouble keeping track of them all! Whether you’re already a member of Discover Bradenton or you’re looking for a super cost-effective way to take your business to the next level, we’ve got the perfect solution for you!
Here’s a round-up of ten ways Discover Bradenton can help you grow your business today.
1. Tell Your Story
You know what makes your business unique, but does everyone else? Discover Bradenton offers local businesses the opportunity to get their stories out in front of the people who matter – your next customers!
We feature one member business owner per week in our “Bradenton Business Owners Spotlight.” This gives you a chance to tell our readers about the people behind your business.
We’re also always looking for the inside scoop on new business openings, product releases, collaborations, and businesses that are making a name for themselves by doing things differently. You don’t have to be a member to send us a pitch – so submit yours today and you could be the next business featured on our blog.
2. Promote Your Events
Discover Bradenton’s event calendar is the best place for locals and visitors to “keep their finger on the pulse” of what’s going on in our area. If you host events, classes, workshops, or in-person activities, sharing them to our events calendar is one of the best ways to increase your attendance.
We also actively promote member events by sharing them on our social media platforms and including them in monthly articles. Discover Bradenton members can list all of their events for free! With features like the ability to import details from Facebook and create recurring event posts, it’s easy to add all of your events in just a few minutes.
Don’t have time to deal with it? Choose our “Done For You” (Gold-Level) membership and we’ll handle all your event posting and help you promote your events!
3. Attract New Customers
Everyone loves a great deal! Sharing an offer or discount on Discover Bradenton’s website is an excellent way to attract new customers. When you add an offer, it will become a part of your directory listing and you’ll also be showcased in the “Local Deals and Discounts” section of our site.
We also send out several hundred copies of our digital discount book, called “Where the Locals Go,” every month. Every member is welcome to participate! All you need to do is make an exclusive offer that customers can’t get anywhere else.
4. Grow Your Social
If you’re like most businesses, growing your social media following is a constant struggle. We make it easy for customers to find and follow you by adding direct links to all your social media platforms inside your directory listing.
We also make it easy to maintain a presence on your social platforms without spending hours wondering what to say. You’ll love our monthly collection of pre-made social media graphics and suggested post wordings (coming soon!). Simply customize them with your logo, photos, and brand colors, then post them or schedule them for future dates.
Not sure how to do it? No worries! We’ll provide step-by-step video tutorials to walk you through the process.
5. Up-Level Your Marketing
When you’re busy running your business, keeping up with marketing can be a hassle. We’ve made it easy for you! Our soon-to-be-released member vault features downloadable marketing materials, easy-to-follow how-to guides, video tutorials, and more!
When you subscribe to our “Done for You” (formerly Gold Level) membership level, we’ll also schedule quarterly strategy sessions to help you plan out your marketing in three-month blocks.
6. Connect with Your Community
Discover Bradenton’s Facebook Networking Group is the perfect place to connect with other business owners, exchange referrals, share job openings, ask for advice, and help each other grow! All area business owners are welcome to join.
This is an excellent opportunity to grow your social media following, improve your rankings, and promote your business. It’s also the best place for you to keep up with upcoming promotional opportunities, exclusive discounts, and more!
7. Establish Industry Authority
Guest posting is one of the best ways to establish yourself as an authority in your industry, get in front of qualified leads, and give your website an SEO boost! The “Tips from the Pros” section of Discover Bradenton’s website gives you the opportunity to share your blog post on our platform!
We’ll also send it out as part of our weekly newsletter, which reaches approximately 2,000 subscribers, and promote it on our social media platforms.
8. Amplify Your Message
As small business owners ourselves, we know how hard it can be to compete against “the big guys” with massive marketing budgets. That’s why we’re committed to using the power of our website traffic, search rankings, and social media following to help you grow your business!
With over 11,400 Facebook followers and an average reach of almost 50,000 users each month, our social media posts go a long way. When you participate in Discover Bradenton’s members-only advertising opportunities, you’ll reach a huge audience for a fraction of what it would cost to do on your own.
Discover Bradenton’s website attracts over 10,700 visitors and receives more than 15,600 page views each month. We also organically rank for many of the most popular search terms. By adding your business to our site, you’ll benefit from our domain authority and rankings.
9. Staff Your Business
Every day, we talk to business owners who are struggling to hire workers. Our new job board gives you another way to get the word out about your open positions. It takes less than a minute to post a job opening and we’ll help you fill it by actively promoting the job board across our social media, in our weekly newsletters, and at in-person networking events.
10. Show Your Support
We’ve recently launched our county-wide #SupportLocal Campaign, and it’s really making waves! Our story was picked up by The Suncoast View, where we were featured not once but twice. Over the coming months, we’ll continue raising awareness by promoting the campaign across our social media platforms. We’re also planning scavenger hunts, photo contests, and other fun events.
When you become a paid member of Discover Bradenton, your monthly dues help support our ongoing efforts to #KeepBradentonStrong. By joining, you’re also showing that you’re committed to supporting the other local businesses in your community.
Join Discover Bradenton Today!
Are you ready to enjoy all the benefits listed above, for less than the cost of one lunch out each month? That’s right! For just $15 a month, you can become a Discover Bradenton member! Visit our site to learn more and sign up today!
Still not sure? Email firstname.lastname@example.org! We’re happy to answer all your questions and show you exactly how we can help your specific business.