Local First Communities - Memberships
WE PROMOTE YOU AS LOCALLY OWNED
Implementing your local marketing strategy is important to attract more local customers, build trust and credibility and keep them for life. Local First Communities does the heavy lifting for local businesses while you do what you do best, serve your customer.
As an Associate Member you have registered on Local First Manchester as a user and you are able to post in the free areas. Locally owned businesses are entitled to a business listing on the Business Directory. After registering, create your listing and choose our LFC special to build your listing for approval. Insert your website address, attach a coupon and become an Associate member at no charge for a limited time. If you haven't registered yet go here. REGISTER
When you post your business listing in our Business Directory remember that the audience is targeted to Manchester residents, visitors and consumers who use Local First Manchester for easy access to relevant information about Manchester and the exclusive Business Directory for Locally Owned in Manchester plus free classified, event calendar and other relevant resources and are encouraged to think local first in Manchester. Choose the LFC Special for you listing to get better exposure including your website link and coupons. USER GUIDE
Encourage your customers to register to be eligible to receive our Local First Newsletter. Be aware that your exposure increases with your Community Membership. (See Below)
Basic Membership and ID Package.
With a Local First Manchester listing your Basic ID package for our locally owned heroes are positioned to attract local customers with our co-branding logo. Using our co-branded logo you are easily identified as locally owned and different from a big chain. Your Basic Membership will set you up for success and comes with a basic set of stickers, decals and entryway cling that identifies your business as a Local First Business Hero and a big part of the local economy and quality of life in Manchester and top billing on Local First Manchester.
Our local advertising in-store promotions help spread the word and introduces your customers to our network of locally owned businesses and their offerings. Take advantage of the Local First strategy and movement to consistently and cost effectively help us help you. Registering your customers gives them access to exclusive information pertaining to Manchester and the ability for our Local First Community family in Manchester to get easy access to all things Manchester.
With your Community Membership you get access in hybrid fashion to unlock your Local Channel for Manchester. Your Community Membership connects you with us to keep you up to date and participate in events, connects you with local consumers and businesses in our Newsletter exchanges and online network plus introduces you to business services. A Community Membership gives you the ability to put your local marketing plan on hyper-local drive to manage all your appointments, orders and exclusive offerings through one simple, sleek calendar system that give your business the freedom to grow and be more competitive
Every Community Member account comes with a free booking page that can be public or maintained in house manually and makes it easy for you to manage contact information for your clients, while keeping track of notes, appointments, and spending habits. The booking page lists your staff, services, availability and verified contact information. You have the option for customers to self-select the service they want at a time that’s convenient for them or enter it manually and includes a video conferencing option..
Imagine the possibilities
The Local Customer Exchange is designed to engage Manchester customers and keep them for life. Ready to make consent-based marketing your best channel for customer acquisition?
Start automatically engaging local consumers in Manchester and keep them as customers for life. We get you connected to local consumers who have consented to receive offers and are making local purchases and using local services already when you participate and submit customers to the exchange.
Use your Local Channel with booking software to use customer profiles. Get plugged in to be there when they need you. Your customers and can opt in to the exchange and receive offers from you and the network starting with a consent form and registration on Local First Manchester. Be there when the local customer is hungry and wants to order from you, when the local customer wants to book an appointment with you 24/7 or receive an estimate and be there when the local customer wants to know more about your products and services
The Local Event Pass grants you access to relevant workshops, webinars, networking and business expos. Stay up to date and network with other locally owned business owners and participate with Business Expos for locally owned in Manchester.
Business Services Exchange includes free trials, discounts, fee waivers, rebates and more. Available are Automation tools to improve customer experience and control expenses , One time introduction video production time to improve your exposure, Meeting space discount to meet with prospective customers and clients and an Online Community exclusively for locally owned business. Needs analysis and reporting for local SEO is available
Coming soon is our webstore to order extra decals , co branded materials and you online badge for your website.