Our local and small business owners have been hit the hardest from the impact of Covid-19 closures. As they begin to reopen, we encourage you to join us in supporting them with these suggestions.
Due to Covid-19 social distancing and quarantine rules, many local businesses were forced to closed for an extended period of time. Even now, in stage three, smaller businesses will continue to struggle as they navigate and adjust to the new norms. This is when our community must come together and help!
Help Support Local Businesses with These 3 Simple Gestures
1 | Purchase Gift Cards
Buying a gift card for future use is a great way to help business owners at a time when they need it most. Even if the business has not reopened yet, you may still be able to purchase a gift card online for a future purchase or dinner out. If there are certain stores you know you love and will be visiting, consider purchasing a gift card ahead of time.
2 | Stock Up
If there are certain items from local businesses you know you always need a large quantity of, consider stocking up and purchasing a larger amount at once. This will not only help small businesses, but it will also reduce the number of times you need to visit the store and help keep shops less busy which will aid social and physical distancing.
3 | Write Positive Online Reviews
This may be one of the best and simplest acts of kindness you can do to support a local business, and it's completely free and won’t take too much time!
Even if you have been hit hard during Covid-19 and are struggling financially, this is something everyone can do for their favourite local shops and businesses. You can recommend them to your friends and family, as word-of-mouth is the most impactful way to spread awareness.
Supporting local businesses encourages a sense of community and gives our economy a chance to thrive by putting money back into it. It’s so important to come together and support each other any way we can, especially during these difficult times.
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