Small Business Resources

Celebrating Small Businesses

April 29, 2022

To celebrate #NationalSmallBusinessWeek, we want to highlight a few of our wonderful customers and their small businesses.

The Edgefield Market in South Carolina

The Edgefield Market was founded more than 20 years ago and has hosted a variety of local farmers and artisans over the years. It is a once-a-month mini-festival from March through December that brings small businesses and consumers together in a family-friendly way. They are located in Edgefield, South Carolina, a small town about 40 minutes north of Augusta, Georgia, and average 80+ unique, small business vendors each month.

It’s their goal to bring awareness to the importance of shopping small by getting people to Edgefield to support local vendors, and iHeart AdBuilder has helped them do just that! You can read more about their radio advertising experience here.

Sierra Service Center in Arizona

Jimmy and Jean Harlan have owned and operated Sierra Service Center since 1995. They offer full-service automotive repair, and it is the only AAA Top Shop in Cochise County. Plus, it’s also a NAPA Auto Care center.

As a small business, Sierra Service Center needed to find an advertising medium with a clear ROI. They found iHeart AdBuilder and quickly confirmed it was working because people mentioned their ads! Read more about their story here.

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids in Washington

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids is a hair salon that provides kids and their parents a great haircut experience in a fun environment. Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids is a franchise with locations across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Israel. Every haircut at the North Spokane location includes a consultation, mini-cure, kids tattoo, balloon, lollipop, and a donation token. The donation tokens are used to donate to one of the four local organizations they’ve partnered with, allowing kids to give back to their communities.

The owners of Sharkey’s in Spokane needed a way to reach more people in their community without an expensive advertising agency. iHeart AdBuilder makes it easy for them to build their own radio campaigns, and they don’t have to worry about the ad creative! Our team writes and produces their radio ads for them so they can easily get on the air. Read more about their advertising solutions here.

Jacksonville Business Connections in Florida

Jacksonville Business Connections was launched in 2012 with the vision to help North Florida businesses market their products & services to the community. They host more than 20 events a year and have an online directory of 200+ companies! 

Historically, Jacksonville Business Connections used social media, email blasts, word-of-mouth, and television to reach customers, but they decided to explore radio with AdBuilder after hearing about the self-serve platform on the radio. Learn more about their experience here.

National Small Business Week

It’s always important to support small businesses in our communities, but let’s show them a little extra love this week. If you’re not able to visit your favorite business in person, consider supporting them by purchasing gift cards, placing online orders, and giving them a shoutout online!

If you’re a small business owner, check out the Small Business Resources category on our blog for tips, tricks, and inspiration for promoting your business!

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