When I moved to Portsmouth from San Francisco I immediately set out to find the best businesses that accept bitcoin as payment. Having spent bitcoin during previous visits to Keene, Lancaster, Manchester and Concord I knew that New Hampshire was the world capital of everyday bitcoin use.
Needless to say I was perturbed upon finding no local stores in Portsmouth that take bitcoin! To alleviate my frustration I practiced lots of yoga at the neighborhood yoga studio, where I taught the instructor daily about bitcoin and asked if they would consider accepting bitcoin in addition to central bank money.
Now I always use bitcoin to pay for yoga class, but how did I do it?
I talked to the owner!
A small business owner is the ultimate decision-maker, and has their customers’ needs constantly in the forefront of their minds.
Whether at a boutique handbag store or a San Francisco thai restaurant, the one and only trick that has ever worked for me in setting up a business with bitcoin is to talk directly with the owner.
What if the owner isn’t in? Get their name, phone number and email address and continue to follow up until that “Bitcoin Accepted Here” sticker is in their shop window.
Bitcoin empowers all Americans to control their own finance without snooping from Big Brother or deceptive banks or corporations. My mission is to inform people nearby and around the world about how bitcoin adoption benefits their community.
Want to get involved spreading bitcoin in your town? One great way is tipping your local servers double if they accept bitcoin. Check out https://www.bctip.org to get started.