This year has brought many challenges to small business owners, the biggest being many store closures due to Covid-19. While not all might be closing it still is not an easy position to be in, with everyday bringing in new concerns. One of the most important things we can do right now is help out our small local businesses, in anyway possible. These businesses need our help and every little bit counts to keep our economy alive and thriving.
Here is are a few ways we can all support local businesses during Covid:
- Use the power of social media – Like, comment tag friends and share posts and/or stories from local businesses and artisans social media pages
- Shop local – from small businesses owned by locals
- Order take-out or delivery from local restaurateurs
- Buy gift cards from local shops, spas, hair salons, movie theaters, restaurants
- Give a donation
Being the manager of a small business in a small town, I have first handedly seen the effects Covid-19 has had on our downtown sector. While residents of our town seem to be coming out and supporting locally more, we as business owners, also need to do our part in making everything available and easily accessible to those who cannot easily get out and about.
Let’s remember though supporting local doesn’t always have to mean spending money, one of the greatest things we can do to help small businesses is spreading positive words about them. Letting other people know our experiences and showing our community just how lucky we are to have a these local entrepreneurs in our cities and towns. What steps will or have you taken to show support to your community during Covid-19?
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