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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and the pandemic just keeps on keeping on, West Center thought we could all do with a little inspiration to be kind to others and to ourselves… not just on Valentine’s Day but every day! 

[Reprint: Jan 24, 2022 Milton Scene Small Business Corner]

Your small business requires love and care to keep it growing strong. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to give your small business a little love and help your business grow in the year ahead. Here are some ways to show your business some love this Valentine’s Day.

Show employees appreciation

It is always a good idea to acknowledge and show your appreciation to those who are helping you run your business each and every day. A small thank you or a token of appreciation can go a long way toward making your employees feel valued in your small business.

Make time for yourself

Be sure to take the time to recharge your own batteries. Some ideas could be; a simple home workout in the morning, a walk outside in the afternoon, and/or a few minutes of mindful meditation before you go to bed. The idea is that the happier and healthier you feel, the more able you are to approach life in an optimistic way.


There are SO many benefits to having fresh cut flowers in the office! This holds true even if you have a brick and mortar business or work out of your home office. Fresh flowers for your employees, or at your own home office, will generate productivity, creativity and provide an overall sense of well-being.

Send Valentine’s Day cards

Send Valentine’s Day cards to customers in your email marketing list. You love them for choosing your business, supporting you and for supporting your business.

Show other small businesses some love

Don’t forget to spread the love among other local small businesses. Visiting small shops and restaurants is a great way to show your appreciation for what small businesses bring to your community.

Remember to take the time to care for your business and everyone involved – yourself included!

Call West Center today if you need some small business guidance: 707-964-7571!