Originally published by THE SCOUT GUIDE on April 3rd, 2023.

6 WAYS TO USE THE SCOUT GUIDE – The Scout Guide’s mission has always been to support small businesses and the hard-working entrepreneurs behind them. Through the articles you read here, we introduce you to Scouted businesses across the country, and you can also get to know them through their gorgeous images in our print guides. But the story doesn’t end there. Here, we offer a refresher on how you can use The Scout Guide to connect more deeply with the businesses in your community, and more importantly, how you can support them.

Shop and support these businesses with your dollars. When you shop at scouted businesses, you’re not only putting money into the pockets of hard-working entrepreneurs, but you’re also putting it back into your community. 

Refer a friend to scouted businesses. Word of mouth matters! When you have a positive experience with a Scouted business, be that a boutique, medical professional, esthetician, or restaurant, tell your friends and family about them.

Plan your next vacation with The Scout Guide. The Scout Guide is the ultimate resource for your travel plans. In more than 90 cities coast to coast, our local editors offer recommendations on where to stay, eat, drink, and play when visiting their city.

Discover thriving small businesses in other cities. The Scout Guide network is wide, introducing you to hard-working entrepreneurs in cities across the country that put their heart and soul into their businesses, offering consumers a unique and personal experience.

Share the guide with friends, family, and neighbors. Have a friend who just relocated to a new city? Is your recent graduate settling into their college town? Do you have a girls’ trip planned and you want to prep your crew? From our stunning print guides, to our online directory and social channels, spread The Scout Guide love by sharing how our city guides can help everyone find the experts and experiences they’re seeking. From artists to architects, dermatologists to doggy day care providers, florists to financial planners, stationers to spas—and cheat sheets on where to stay, shop, and dine—we’ve got you covered. 

Follow along socially for all things local. Stay up to date on what’s happening in The Scout Guide universe by following TSG National on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. And find TSG in your city and follow along to connect with your cities of interest.