Give Back through Goodwill
Posted by: Erika Green on July 10, 2019
You’ve started your own company and your hard work is beginning to pay off; you’re bringing in new jobs, building a team and creating new opportunities. All of that is great, but what if you also want to see your business make an impact? The good news is there are ways to make that happen while also complementing your current workload and skills.
Take, for example, community goodwill. While this might mean something different for everyone, the general idea is to give back to local neighborhoods. Depending on how you approach it, this can be an excellent combination of opportunity and passion. Here are some areas to consider when looking to connect with those around you.
Join a community board that provides oversight to local projects or volunteer with meaningful causes in your area. The combination of your experience, passion and talent makes for a great addition. Plus, this gives you an opportunity to network with people that might not otherwise be connected to your business.
Sharing talent takes time, but it’s time well spent if you’re sharing knowledge with those who might follow in a similar path. Focus on opportunities with local communities and neighborhoods to truly make a difference. Sponsor an event, visit classrooms or invite people to job shadow with your company. Building 1:1 relationships results in much more than just incremental income.
Help with community projects
Does your community host an annual holiday gathering and need help decorating? Or is a neighborhood doing a major renovation to make the street safer for families? How about building a park so kids have a safe place to play? Take your expertise and combine it with the cost savings of renting equipment from our rental center to take on these jobs for free. Make it a group project and invite residents to join in and help, too.
Renting tools and equipment from The Home Depot, who RISNews called one of the “most trusted brands in retail”, could help, too. We’ve got pro-quality rentals from the store you’re already buying your materials from, making it a perfect one-stop shop to help give back.