The difference we can make when we embrace our community
Ask the Market was always going to be more than a website that provided quotes, job leads and job openings. If it was to amount to anything, it had to be – at its core – a community.
For the people, by the people.
It’s why we’re driven by purpose, not profit and will always offer a free-to-use service. We want to play our part in keeping the money earned by small businesses in their own back pocket.
The community we keep
It’s the internet. We know there’s a myriad of personalities online and just like in real life, we don’t always all get along. That said, we do think it’s important that there’s some community guidelines, keeping us accountable and guiding the kind of online community we want Ask the Market to be.
As our community evolves, we’ll surely add to and revise these guidelines, but for now it’s important that we:
Community keeps us together
Community to us is more than the connections we stand to make via a screen. We want to encourage and empower people to step out from behind their devices, and forge connections to their “IRL” community – their neighbours, their local high street, the people that make their local area unique.
It seems that more than ever cultivating a positive relationship in our local communities, and returning to what are often thought of as old-fashioned traits like knowing your neighbours, are vital to feeling like we belong.
In fact, Relationships Australia recently found that people who had more opportunity to meet others in their community were 2.9 times more likely to experience a positive change in their relationship to their community.
A friendly nod or wave as you walk in your front door, knowing someone is keeping you in their thoughts and might check up on you if they’ve not seen you in a few days or being able to borrow a cup of sugar – could be the positive difference in someone’s day.
How will you embrace community before the end of 2021?
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