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I'm sure you've noticed ALL of the massive Black Friday deals that have popped up for the big box stores throughout Minnesota and the United States.  While we are filling up our online carts or showing up early to grab the limited deals, there is also another way to show support that doesn't even cost you a dime.

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6 of the Best No-Cost Ways to Champion Local Businesses in Minnesota

I know that you've heard the phrases, "Shop Small" and "Support Local".  Now, more than ever, we need to step up as a community and show our support for the restaurants and shops we have loved throughout the years in our neighborhoods.

We had a bunch of businesses and restaurants close prior to the pandemic but once that hit, the list of stores and restaurants that closed up shop for good was massive.  The economy still hasn't recovered fully and now inflation is hitting our local businesses and our own wallets.

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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash
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Keeping the lights on and a roof over your head is essential and those should be your priority.  I think our local businesses in Minnesota understand that but there are a few easy ways to show support that don't involve spending a lot of cash.

6 Simple Ways to Support Local Minnesota Businesses Without Spending Money

No matter how much extra cash you have to spend, there are a few easy things that you can do to show your support to local businesses in Minnesota...and none of these require you to spend any money.

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Are you up for a "Support Local" challenge in Minnesota?

Pick 5 local businesses that you are showing support to and do at least 3 of the items listed for them.  If you are picking the really easy ones that require zero typing, that's about 15 extra clicks on your phone while you are scrolling through social media.  Pretty sure we can handle 15 extra clicks to show our support for local businesses.

READ MORE: 7 Reasons to Shop Local and Support Small Businesses

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Ready to double the exposure to "Support Local" in Minnesota?

Tag me in a post that you comment on in the Instagram world (@JessicaOnTheRadio) or on Facebook (@JessicaWilliamsOnTheRadio) and I'll pick one of the 6 ways to show my support for that place as well.  And if you work at that place or own that local business, yes...you can be part of this as well.  The more the merrier and I'd be happy to hang out with you on social media...I'm here and ready to help!  Just message me at jessica.williams@townsquaremedia.com

Tips to Avoid Being Victimized By Scams

When the Black Friday deals show up, so do the scammers! To protect yourself, the FBI shared the following tips.

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