We’d like to celebrate this week of love and heartfelt huggery with some creativity, charisma and extra yummy chocolate. We will be collecting stories of creative kindnesses that small businesses show their customers. Fun thank you gifts, a customer name on a bourbon barrel, chocolate sketches on a food plate; these are some of the ideas we have found roaming around the web. But we need more! We’re out to set a Valentine’s day record for the most small business love that can fit into one blog post.
We’ll be publishing ideas as part of our Doing Sales Right: The Small Business Guide to Customer Happiness in the “Making Friends” section. And as a special treat to anyone who shares their special treat stories with us, we’ll be sending out some Rocky Rhode Island (it’s a yummy chocolate treat, not the dirty snow piled outside our windows).
We need your help!
Please send us stories of any fun gifts, kind gestures or above-and-beyond services that you have given or received from a favorite small business. Even small acts of kindness can go a long way in inspiring others on ways they can show their customers some love, too. So don’t be shy. Share the love!
How to share:
- E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “We Heart Customers”
- Tweet me @pamohara with the hashtag #weheartcustomers
- Share a link in the comments below
- Go crazy - send me a Valentine <3
Please help us search the web for more stories of customer kindness. We can never have enough love in our small business world!