HOW IT WORKS
HOW IT WORKS
Love the Little Guys
97 Hewett Road, North end
Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO2 0QS
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We showcase small businesses, helping them to increase their market reach and boost their profits. We’re the only website that will actively encourage users to shop small and ultimately Love the Little Guys!
HOW IT WORKS.
Our website is simple to use. Here is a guide to help you through the Love the Little Guys system with all the information you require.
You cannot get started until your personal business profile is complete. One of the ways to encourage new trade is to ensure your profile represents your service in the best way possible (you can find tips on creating your profile below) Remember, keep it as personal as possible. One of your strong points is that you are a friendly Little Guy!
Time to buddy up! Start networking with other small businesses to increase trade. Why not promote that Little Guy businesses will get a discount when using your services for their requirements. This way you can ensure your profile gets more recommendations which as a result, will increase new trade. We also encourage you to use our network of Little Guys for your business needs.
If you have an account on any major social networks, you will be able to share posts onto your page by using our social sharing buttons. This will encourage these users to visit our website for promotional deals and recommendations, ultimately benefiting you and the rest of the Little Guy community.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
Below are some of the more common questions we get asked at Love The Little Guys. Click each question to reveal the answers and don't forget; if you have any other questions for us, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get right back to you.
WHAT IS LOVE THE LITTLE GUYS?
A new website and service, exclusively for use by small businesses like yours. More importantly, Love the Little Guys is a movement, designed and created to encourage consumers to shop small, wherever they can.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
Because here at Love the Little Guys we completely exclude big businesses, including franchises and groups, eliminating unfair competition and advertising that would serve to divert sales away from your business.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Any business that meets our membership criteria, as follows;
• No More than 3 Sites or Premises of the same Business name
• No more than 50 employees maximum
I HAVE SEEN A BUSINESS ON LOVE THE LITTLE GUYS THAT DOES NOT MEET MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
It is important that you report this to us immediately so that we may action an investigation. If found to be in breach of our membership conditions, their profile will be invalidated, and removed from the system.
You can flag a business profile as inappropriate via their profile page.
WHAT IS BUDDY UP?
Buddy Up on Love the Little Guys refers to the act of teaming up with other small businesses to offer customers bespoke packages and special offers.
For example, a florist and restaurant may choose to Buddy Up and offer the public 12 red Roses and a 3 course meal on Valentines day for a special price. However, its use need not be restricted to certain times of year or special occasions. An independent butcher and grocery store can produce offers for Sunday roast packages, and a small garage or mechanics can easily join forces with a local tyre shop to offer special deals to motorists.
The options for Buddy Up are limited only by your imagination, so go on, create something special for your customers today.
HOW MUCH DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?
Next to nothing, when you consider the value and return on investment! 3 packages are available -
1. £60 PER YEAR
2. £20 PER QUARTER
3. £10 A MONTH
The annual package represents the best value, and is our recommended choice. However, regardless of the option you choose, it will be an investment in your businesses future growth and best of all you can declare it as a business expense.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE A FACEBOOK OR TWITTER PAGE?
That’s Great! Love the Little Guys includes social sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, allowing you to “one click” share between the community here, and through these social networks.
This allows you to promote offers and news relating to your business, both from your own profile and those in your Love the Little Guys network across some of the largest social media platforms.
A very powerful feature which will allow you to reach new customers and spread your businesses influence.
IS MY INFORMATION SAFE?
Yes. We always recommend you read a websites Terms and Conditions as some may clearly state that they may sub-license or otherwise make money or commercialise your information, ideas or creations. Once you have agreed to their T&Cs they may do this without asking for your permission.
Here at Love the Little Guys, we will never do this. You, your ideas, creations and information are safe with us. Honesty and transparency are among our core, fundamental values.
WHAT IF I WANT TO LEAVE LOVE THE LITTLE GUYS?
We will be sad to see you go. Simply notify us and we will remove you from the system. However, before deciding to leave, please do contact us as we may be able to address any concerns that you may have which are causing you to consider leaving.
WHAT ELSE CAN LOVE THE LITTLE GUYS DO FOR ME?
Lots of valuable functions are available here! You can connect with other small businesses – both local to you and further afield. This will allow you to reach their customer base and vice versa, which in return will increase your general market reach and sales.
In addition you can also “Buddy Up” with other Independents to offer bespoke packages to customers at reduced prices.
You can provide discounts for shoppers and your fellow Little Guys who use your unique discount code. This is just a small example of the tasks that this service will allow you to perform. The best way to discover what Love the Little Guys can do for your business is to subscribe and immerse yourself in its community.
WHAT IF I HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
If there is a question that you would like to see answered that we have not addressed in this FAQ, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
Keep up to date with all the latest news, views and events from around the Love The Little Guys network.
Love the Little Guys is an online social networking platform and marketing tool, aimed exclusively at small and independent businesses. We showcase fellow Little Guys helping them to increase their market reach and boost their profits. We’re the only website that will actively encourage users to shop small and ultimately Love the Little Guys!
“THE IDEA FOR LOVE THE LITTLE GUYS WAS BORN IN 2013 AND WAS CREATED BY SMALL BUSINESSES, FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.”
The concept is simple and came about when we were visiting an independent Italian restaurant for lunch. After watching hoards of trade passing by visible promotions to visit the local chain establishment, and discussing how a lot of those people either had small businesses or worked for one, we wondered why they weren’t supporting this little guy. That led us to talk about how much of our own disposable income was spent with big companies, and whether we could make better choices in the future. We decided something had to be done. It was time the Little Guys began to support each other and keep the Little Guys profits, in the Little Guys pockets!
We have now created an online social media and marketing tool that is exclusively for independent businesses. This website excludes chains or bigger companies and concentrates on the community of small businesses that you have at your doorstep.
Best of all, because the idea was born by independent business owners and the website has been created by an independent web developer, you can rest assured that we understand the concerns, troubles and issues that you may face on a daily basis.
Feel free to fill in this form any time you need professional support or have any queries. You can also use the form to leave comments or feedback.