Volunteering Is Good for Your Small Business

Think that donating your time to a worthy cause will benefit you personally but not professionally? Think again.

Source: Intuit Small Business Blog

By: Lee Polevoi

Think that donating your time to a worthy cause will benefit you personally but not professionally? Think again.

Engaging in activities that support your community can produce tangible rewards for your small business, in terms of networking, brand-building, fostering customer loyalty, and recruiting quality employees.

Specifically, volunteer work can:

  • Build and strengthen interpersonal relationships — Getting involved in a civic endeavor puts you in contact with people you might never meet otherwise. Some of these individuals will have knowledge and experience that may prove helpful to your business. They could even become valuable mentors or advisers.

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