I have received several requests to review products many of which are from small UK and US based companies.
My general principle is not to review anything that I did not buy with my own money. I just think that it makes for a more honest review (plus I am a proud cheapskate so why should I talk about $60 product which I would never buy with my own money?).
However small companies do need support in order to just be seen by consumers. This was highlighted to me by the infamous Essence Natural Hair Chat.
I am interested in supporting small business but I need to find a structure that works for me. I think that I would be interested in passing these products on to you as a reader (after all, you are the consumer that the advertiser is seeking to find!). You would then need to give an unbiased review of the product in a standard format, comparing it to your own current favourites. I would also do a standardised review and both results would be available.
Would such a scheme be of interest to you? Would you be interested in being a reviewer?