What is RelyLocal?
We like to think of ourselves as an advertising incubator, the one thing that every local business needs to be a part of to help drive their other advertising efforts - online and off. Use RelyLocal as a starter or add-on, and work your way into other (more expensive) advertising options. Here are a few of the details on what we offer our members...
Our website is a small but integral piece of our entire local marketing solution. You simply choose a category (or multiple) in which to feature your business listing and we'll take care of entering all of your information; company description, logo, location, hours of operation, web address, email - even, photos, banner ads and links to your Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the latest social media offerings!
Our first goal is to drive traffic to your business - online or off. As a result, some customers will find what they need about your business directly on our site, while other customers will continue on to your site to get even more information.
A healthy community depends on a healthy economy, and both completely depend on the local businesses in Bend! There are a number of great studies out there that illustrate how shopping locally will stimulate the Bend economy.
Simply put, more money spent with local businesses stays here (about 68%), where much less money spent with national chains stays in the area (only about 14%), and money spent online... well... simply leaves. Forever.
"It's about the economy, stupid!" - James Carville
To us, supporting local businesses doesn't stop with the economy - It is all about creating a stable and vibrant community! Bend businesses create jobs (tax revenue for schools, parks, roads) while offering diversity in the marketplace, with unique products and services not found in big-box stores or chain restaurants. Not to mention - these local businesses are owned by the very people who sponsor our little leagues, donate to our local charities, and volunteer for our community events - giving back to the community in countless ways. You rely on them, but can they rely on you?
RelyLocal is a Community Campaign
There are plenty of "local" online directories and various "buy local" movements sprouting up across the country. Unfortunately, most of the other websites simply buy (or steal) their data from giant databases full of national chains, while selling advertising to the highest bidder (the national chains). Only RelyLocal is locally owned and operated by your neighbors who really understand what Bend businesses are up against. RelyLocal isn't just a website - it is a community campaign to rebuild our local economy and strengthen our community!
Discover Bend Businesses - No Big-Box! *
You'd be amazed how many local businesses are out there - offering exactly what you are looking for. Usually, the trouble is just finding them! We are partnering with amazing local businesses and will help you understand how supporting them will support your community.
Print Bend Coupons - On Demand!
Saving money doesn't have to cost you! And, you no longer have to weed through the coupon books that fill your mail box. We'll bring you the latest special offers from local businesses that you can print whenever you need them. Just print and save!
Find Jobs in Bend - Now Hiring!
There are so many different online job boards and newspapers out there featuring a just a few jobs here and there, it is hard to know where to search. Luckily, we have combined them all to provide you with the most local jobs in the Bend area!
Get Connected - Online and Off!
We want you to be an active partner in our campaign to re-build the Bend economy! Get connected, share your reviews of local businesses, and show your support around town or online. Don't just site on the sidelines - become an advocate!
Check out our $20 Shift Campaign!
Getting Involved With RelyLocal
If you are a local business owner who would like to partner with RelyLocal in our campaigns to support local businesses, you can learn more about our strategies and services or just get in touch. We'd love to see how we can help your business!
Note: We aren't anti-WalMart, HomeDepot, or Olive Garden at all. We are simply fans of the economic and social effects of supporting local business in Bend!