Indigenous Thrive, a marketing company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, has launched a business directory that highlights Indigenous small businesses in Ontario. The online resource connects local Indigenous businesses with consumers looking for the products and services they sell.
For more information, please visit http://indigenousthrive.com
As COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario begin to ease, supporting small businesses becomes increasingly essential. The latest launch encourages Indigenous owners and workers to list their business on the directory and benefit from increased local traffic.
According to the company, when consumers choose to shop at independent Indigenous businesses, 63% of every dollar spent is reinvested into that community; for Indigenous-run chains, the figure is 43%. By using the directory, consumers directly strengthen their local economy and community.
As part of their services, the company provides its First Nations partners with a complimentary business listing that highlights contact information, service descriptions, addresses, a website link, and the business’s logo.
For a fee, clients can upgrade to a premium listing that includes links to social media, a slideshow, and video, and scheduled days as the site’s ‘Featured Listing.’ For Featured Listings, Indigenous Thrive uses its website traffic to direct visitors to a selected site or social media page.
The company’s goal is to maximize the potential of independent Indigenous businesses. To this end, they offer a variety of marketing services. These include website and logo design, SEO and Google rankings, and reputation marketing. Visitors to the site will also learn about businesses like the Anishinaabe Wild Rice Experience, which teaches traditional techniques for harvesting, collecting, cleaning, and drying wild rice.
With the latest announcement, the company continues to celebrate Indigenous culture and talent by advocating for the community’s entrepreneurs. They hope to create a network of businesses that increase First Nation visibility in Ontario.
A spokesperson for the company said, “When Indigenous Thrive began, we sought to encompass the ‘Connectivity’ movement with something more — the valued tradition among Indigenous People. So, our name represents more than just a list of businesses. We are a call to action for businesses, residents, organizations, and tourists to support our local economy and community.”
Interested parties can explore learn more by visiting http://indigenousthrive.com
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