Digital Initiative with Maybe* & Local Rewards 

If the last 18 months has taught businesses anything, it’s that their digital presence has never been more important, yet lots of businesses are still not fully taking advantage of the opportunity that digital and social media presents.

That’s why Business Sheffield have teamed up with specialist tech company, Maybe* to launch a new digital initiative especially for high street businesses across Sheffield.

This unique partnership will enable businesses to access a Digital Toolkit, helping them improve their digital presence and social media skills, alongside access to a platform called Local Rewards, which will allow them to be promoted online (completely free of charge) and reach more customers to make more sales, online and in-store.

Local Rewards is an online guide platform that showcases social media content from businesses across the city and will allow local businesses to come together in localised guides, to better promote their areas. The platform also rewards shoppers for their spend with local businesses and gives them the opportunity to win back their spend with weekly competitions- so everyone wins!

So how do I get involved?

Business Sheffield is encouraging all local high street businesses to take advantage of the opportunity and benefits this new platform presents. You can sign-up to Local Rewards right away here: app.maybetech.com/signup

Once signed up, businesses will have access to a wealth of support via the Maybe* Digital Skills Hub, which has lots of resources to help provide all the skills and guidance you need to properly embrace digital tools.

Any business owner that already has a Google My Business Account and who are also active on Instagram, will already be visible on the Local Rewards platform. If you do not have Google My Business Account, sign-up for this here: https://www.google.com/intl/en_gb/business 

Once signed up, your free Google My Business Profile will also let you easily connect with customers across Google Search and Maps, so it's something we'd encourage any business to do anyway, to improve their digital presence.

Need help? 

To find out more about how to access Local Rewards, as a shopper or as a business, simply go to www.localrewards.chat and register. 

Businesses can also contact the Business Sheffield team for more information and guidance, on 0114 224 5000 (10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday) or email: businesssheffield@sheffield.gov.uk.

The Business Sheffield team of Information Officers will also be working across the Sheffield districts to visit businesses, helping them to sign-up to the Sheffield Local Guide and access a Digital Skills Hub.