Word of mouth : We're looking for your recommendations!
There are so many different ways to discover businesses and we explored many of these as we researched My Block. We chatted with independent small and micro business owners and also with folks that already support local or would like to know how to.
The phrase that came up time and time again was "word of mouth" - the recommendation from a trusted friend, family member of colleague which means you know there's value behind the recommendation - for you personally. We've taken this on board with what we're doing and so, alongside our invites and call-outs, we're sourcing these recommendations from you - the My Block audience!
Here are a couple of recommendations we received for businesses in Belfast:
Caitlin's personal recommendation is The Brow Artisan: "A luxury brow studio on the Lisburn Road. Giannina is amazing at what she does and she has made her studio the most beautiful little spot. It feels like a real treat going here. She has also changed to using all eco-friendly and biodegradable tools which is fantastic."
Megan loves Bread & Banjo: "The portion sizes are always massive, great for sharing! And you can tell they always have a lot of fun as they're always trying new bakes & really celebrate the holidays - they made all their bakes spooky for Halloween, and green & gold for St.Patrick's. It's those little details that always puts a smile on my facE. :) :) "
Get in touch if you have a favourite independent business you feel we should include on My Block!