Spotlighting 51 Locally Owned Businesses In West Broward

The Project

We know people prefer to buy local. In fact, national companies are now branding themselves to look and feel like local businesses. Our mission is to help small locally owned businesses in the West Broward community expand their reach and grow their online presence.

One of the biggest challenges for locally owned businesses is establishing a strong community network, so that potential customers can find and choose local. This challenge is intensified by the ability of nationally owned businesses to invest large sums of money into branding, advertising and online networking.

We believe in supporting and investing in our local community. That’s why we started the Fifty One In project. Over the next year, our goal is to spotlight 51 locally owned businesses in our West Broward community. This will bring targeted information about them to the web, where the majority of people turn today to find what they are looking for. We also will promote local events and “live local” ideas, so you can easily follow what’s happening in your neighborhood to get out & get to know your neighbors.

These spotlights are just the beginning. We aim to build a quality comprehensive network for our community, so our neighbors can choose to support each other. If you are a local business owner, please contact us for more information about receiving a free spotlight.

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Shop Local on Etsy

One of the most common things I hear when talking to people about living & buying local is how difficult it is to find affordable locally made goods.

 

Though Fifty One In West Broward plans to spotlight store fronts in our area that sell locally made items, there are some tools to find local artisans virtually.

 

Etsy has made it super easy to find & support our neighbors with its Shop Local feature. Simply enter your city or zip code and Etsy Local finds the goods featured in your area.

 

This is a great way to find local talent nearby, as well as support the many small business owners hand-crafting goods in your neighborhood. We’ve started a Pinterest board, Buy Local Broward, dedicated solely to products made in our area, so browse and be impressed with all the talent in your neighborhood.

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