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#MySmallAction

DO GOOD | SHARE YOUR ACTIONS | INSPIRE OTHERS

As a Small Business Owner, do you take Small Actions to make the world a better place?

  

Join the Small Actions Greater Good movement and share your actions to inspire others and be inspired as well. As a group of like minded business owners, we can truly make a difference.

What is a Small Action? Any action you take as a business owner that…

  • Enhances how you ethically do business including interacting with your customers, employees, contractors, and suppliers (Business Integrity category).
  • Improves the safety of your work environment and the overall mental and physical well-being of your employees and customers (Safety, Health, and Wellness category).
  • Decreases the physical impact of your business on the environment both directly from your physical location and indirectly from your operations (Environmental Impact category).
  • Makes a positive contribution to your community (Community Engagement category).

Check out this FABULOUS example of a #MySmallAction example from Riana Mondavi with Flat Top Hills Wine:

How is Flat Top Hills Wine involved? They hosted a fabulous happy hour at Alt Summit 2020. With our mutual love of wine AND being socially responsible, we hit it off. Curious to hear more? Watch another video with the backstory on #MySmallAction.

How to Join In:

  • Take a photo of you or your action or record a video – add a sign with #mysmallaction for bonus “points”!
  • Post the photo or video to your IG feed with the hashtag #mysmallaction.
  • Tag @smallactionsgreatergood and share some thoughts on your action and how it also benefits your business in the post. (If you aren’t sure, we’ll respond with some ideas.)  
  • Encourage your followers or business friends to join along.
  • Follow the hashtag to see inspirations from other like-minded Small Business Owners!

Want Some Examples?

Alt Summitters... Did you receive a postcard from me for #MySmallAction? Have you dug through your business cards and freebies? Did you find this and forget it?

Help share some much needed positive news and take a few minutes to record a quick video or post a photo to your feed describing what your business does to do good. And yes, I understand that we may not be doing much of it right now.

But things WILL get better. Share what you have done in the past or what you plan go do when we bounce back.

Don't forget to add #MySmallAction and @smallactionsgreatergood. And challenge your followers to do this also!!! Missed the postcard or didn't attend the Summit? Learn about this campaign at www.mysmallaction.com. You don't need the card to participate - write your own card and join us!!!
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#smallactionsgreatergood #smallaction #smallactions #smallactionsmatter #whatdoyoudo #inspiration #inspireothers #dogood #domoregood #greenbusiness #sustainablebusiness #socialgood #socialbusiness #sociallyconsciousbusiness #smallbusinesses #socialresponsibility #smallbusinesssocialresponsibility #altsummit #altsummit2020 #altsummitspeaker #altsummit_gratitude
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Another wonderful #MySmallAction video from a vendor at the 2020 Alt Summit. I could have spent the entire week just recording people!! VivaTerra @vivaterra_ , an online retail store, is inspired by their dedication to operating in harmony with nature and their passion for blending global inspiration with modern, eco-conscious design (from their website). They believe that ethical and sustainable conduct should be prioritized—not sacrificed—in an effort to achieve their goals. They are always concerned with the who, what, where and how surrounding their products (from their website). I loved learning about them at the summit, and of course I purchased a few products - earrings and a necklace. I will try to remember to tag them when I wear them in a photo.
Your Turn! Share something you do in your business and tag #MySmallAction and @smallactionsgreatergood.

Want to learn more? Go to www.mysmallaction.com (there is also a link in my bio).
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#altsummit #altsummit2020 #consciousretailer #businessintegrity #whatdoyoudo #smallactionsmatter #challengeothers #unitedforgood #ethicalretailer #ethicalsourcing #ethicalpurchasing #consciousbusinessowners #goodretail #putyourmoneywhereyourmouthis
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Love all the GOOD from @altsummit sponsors.
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@joules specializes in bright, whimsical clothing and rainwear for fun-loving, adventurous people eager to explore the great outdoors.
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They have now added participation in the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). The BCI is a global not-for-profit organisation focused on improving global cotton production (for the people who grow it and the environment). #mysmallaction

Side note... I am a pluviophile, a lover of rain, so you KNOW I love this company.
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What is your #mysmallaction? Learn more from my profile or www.mysmallaction.com.
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@smallactionsgreatergood #smallaction #smallactions #domoregood #bettercottoninitiative #rainboots #raingear
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Another #mysmallaction from an @altsummit sponsor - If You Care @ifyoucare_usa.
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Their mission is to create the most environmentally friendly and non-toxic kitchen and household products, providing you and your family with high quality and highly effective alternatives.
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Do you use a kitchen for your business? A Small Action for you could be to switch to their products!
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#smallactionsgreatergood #smallaction #smallactions #environmentallyfriendly #kitchenproducts #kitchenbusiness #whatdoyoudo
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Fabulous #MySmallAction example from Charlotte with Whisked Away Travel!
What are you doing to Do More Good?? Share your #MySmallAction!!! Curious what she does?? Plans amazing trips with No Stress for you!
#travellovers #communityengagement #donate
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Do you consider the greater good while running your business? Do you stop and consider the decisions you make that:
1) affect the overall integrity of your business?
2) enhance the health, safety, and wellness of your employees and customers?
3) minimize the impact that your business has on the environment either directly or indirectly from your actions? or
4) contribute to your community?
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If you do! THANK YOU! I applaud your efforts. AND, I challenge you to SHARE THEM! Not only with your employees and customers, but with OTHER Business Owners.
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Why? I founded Small Actions Greater Good to create a movement to bring awareness to Small Business Social Responsibility and to inspire and support a community of unified and like-minded Small Business Owners.
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And today, I launched a hashtag campaign #MySmallAction to help spread inspiration to other Small Business Owners, and perhaps be inspired to do more!
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How Do You Share Your Actions? The quick summary? Do Good. Share Your Actions (aka a Small Action) via Instagram using #MySmallAction. Tag @SmallActionsGreaterGood. Challenge your followers and business friends to do the same.
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I will feature some of my favorite #MySmallAction posts on my feed.
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To learn more about this campaign, check out www.mysmallaction.com (there is also a link in my bio). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Are you ready to join us!?!? What good have YOU done lately???
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#MySmallAction shared from one of the sponsors at #AltSummit2020.

This is how they take a Small Action.
What do you do??
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About the sponsor (from AltSummit app).
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Book Sparks and Macmillan Audio invite you to visit our audiobook tent on the lawn of the Saguaro Hotel. Stop by to rest, refresh and listen to this season’s hottest audiobooks including More Myself, the new autobiography written and narrated by Alicia Keys, and Anna K, written by Jenny Lee and voiced by Glee actress Jenna Ushkowitz. Macmillan Audio records the best fiction and nonfiction titles for adults and children. BookSparks connects readers and influencers with the newest book releases, all for the love of reading.
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#altsummit #altsummit2020 #altsummitsponsor
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One final #MySmallAction video from @altsummit ! This is Robin from Robin Lee Essentials. @robinleeessentials

She crafts gorgeous hand-made diffusers, including jewlery, and was set up as a vendor during the Summit. In this video, she shares how they donate a percentage of their profits to animal advocates.

As an animal lover myself, this connected me even more to her business.

How do YOU contribute to the greater good through your Small Business?

And... how do your share it with your customers?? Share a #MySmallAction video or post. Learn more in my bio or at www.mysmallaction.com
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#smallactionsgreatergood #smallactionsmatter #handmade #maker #creativeentrepreneur #animalcauses #animaladvocate #donateprofits #payitforward #communityengagement #sociallygood #socialresponsibility #animallover #whatdoyoudo #sharethegood
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If you are still kicking it as a Small Business owner, let's take a moment and jump up and down or do a happy dance!!!! That is awesome! Keep it up!

But, I do want to challenge you to pause and really think about all those Small Business Owners who are NOT doing very well.

Reminder, this is also a Socially Responsible action. Don't be afraid to share what you are doing with your followers/customers as long as you aren't bragging about it.

How can you help? I'm seeing some great examples in social media and trying to share them as much as possible.
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Here are a few recommendations that have inspired me or ideas that popped up in my own head: .
✔ Order food delivery or takeout from your local restaurant(s). The restaurants are REALLY taking a hit. .
✔ Purchase gift certificates from stores that have closed storefronts or restaurants but still have online options. The certificates could be for your use OR could be gifted to your own employees for going above and beyond or meeting milestones (that's ANOTHER socially responsible benefit). .
✔ Stock up on your supplies or products if you buy from Small Businesses, can spend a little extra and have the storage space. .
✔ Run a small email or social media campaign to highlight Small Businesses that you often support and why to potentially bring more clients to them. Even better, challenge your customers and followers to do the same. .
✔ Offer a discounted or free service to other Small Business owners to help them stay focused on the long term. After all, we will get through this season.
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And - if you do any of these, share the action using #MySmallAction (learn more at www.mysmallaction.com).
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#smallactionsgreatergood #businesshelpingbusiness #businesseshelpingbusinesses #supporteachother #smallbusinesscommunity #cometogether #businessintegrity #integrity #integritymatters #restaurantowners #supportrestaurants #buygiftcertificates #giftcertificates #purchasesupplies #payitforward
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Have you ever stopped to look around your business and assessed how many single-use products you consistently use? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Last week while staying at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs @saguarohotels I was THRILLED to see that they are not providing disposable shampoo, conditioner, and body wash anymore.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And.. don't forget - it's also important to share your actions with your consumers and employees!! For this example, you could simply share a photo of what you are doing on social media and challenge your followers to consider their single-use products!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Follow me to for my weekly Small Action Inspirations on Tuesdays!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And if this inspired you to do anything - share your #MySmallAction also!! (more info in my bio or at www.mysmallaction.com)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#smallactioninspiration #smallactionsgreatergood #singleuseplastic #refillablecontainers #whatcanyoudo #whatdoyouuse #evaluateyouroffice #makesmallchanges #nomoresmallbottles #hotelchanges #sustinablehotel #palmsprings #altsummit #altsummithotel #eliminatewaste #decreasewaste
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I had SO much fun talking to the sponsors and vendors at @altsummit and asking about their small actions. I could have spent the entire summit just interviewing people.

Check out this video by Sarah Belzer, the President of Coconu @coconu , a company focused on 100% safe and organic personal care products.
I love their small action AND the very personal reason behind their business. Check them out!

What is your #MySmallAction?
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#altsummit #altsummit2020 #organicproducts #coconu #sarahbelzer #ovariancancer #ovariancancersupport #formyfamily #smallactions #smallactionscount #whatwillyoudo
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#MySmallAction from Native, one of the sponsors at @altsummit.

How do YOU do good through your business?

About Native from the event app... Native is the better-for-you personal care company used by over one million people every day. We specialize in making safe, simple, and effective products, like Deodorant, Toothpaste, body wash, and more.

Learn More at nativecos.com
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#altsummit #altsummit2020 #altsummitsponsor
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Jessica, thank you so much for the great products and quick turnaround time! The quality is fabulous as well.

And the best part? I was able to support a fellow Small Business Owner in my community! Small Actions Win!

How is this a Small Action? (#MySmallAction)
1. Business Integrity Category - A core value for Small Actions Greater Good is to support fellow small business owners.
2. Environmental Impact Category- I am minimizing the use of disposable waste.
3. Community Engagement Category - I bought from a local business owner in Charlotte and in my Women's Group community.

How does this help my business?
- Increases brand awareness. - Demonstrates my dedication to a core value.
AltSummit here I come! My flight leaves in the morning. 🌴
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@xobyjessica #supportlocal #shoplocal #smallaction #smallactionsgreatergood #womensupportingwomen @theliveloudcollective #supportsmallbusinesses #supportsmallbusiness #embroidery #sublimation #byorb #charlotte #charlottebusiness #charlottenc #altsummit #bringyourownbottle #bringyourownbag #brandingwin
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Happy International Women's Day! What a perfect day to finish up AltSummit 2020!

If you are new to following me, I challenge you to share SOMETHING that you do to make a difference, to do GOOD through your Small Business.
Record a quick video, share it in your feed, tag #MySmallAction and @smallactionsgreatergood.

AND challenge your followers to do the same!

To learn more, and see examples, head to www.mysmallaction.com. The link is also in my bio.

Together we can make a difference! Are you with me?? 🌎

Your turn!!! GO! It only takes a few minutes. .
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#MySmallAction from Shop Your Likes, one of the sponsors at @altsummit.

How do you do good in your business?? About Shop Your Likes, from the summit app:

ShopYourLikes is the only platform designed for influencers to monetize their social media through stories and posts. We pay our network of influencers and creators based on the clicks from their content and they can earn from their followers’ engagement with their social posts. ShopYourLikes seamlessly tracks how followers generate traffic and sales for creators on behalf of their favorite brands whether they’re on Instagram, Pinterest or a blog! Plain and simple, we are a performance-based influencer monetization platform.
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I believe we can change the world - make it a better place with small actions! By choosing to pay a little more for recycled paper, I am saying yes to our planet. And yes - knowing Tanya smallactionsgreatergood inspires me to think about all the many ways I can design a business aligned with social wellbeing, safety, health... and so on! #mysmallaction ...

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