Swiping through social media on your phone, you are bound to see these three simple words — “support small business.” Grab that cup of joe from your local coffee shop, get takeout from the restaurant down the block, buy gift cards from your local hairdressers or retailer.
Or keep it all digital and write some reviews about the businesses you love. This solution is free, makes a long term impact on the business and will help to bring new customers to the places and people you support. If you’re friends with a local business owner on social media, send them a message and say, “What’s up, pal? How are you?!?” Make their day with a little personal connection.
In reality, you may be one of the small businesses being affected. So, do you know what I am about to say? Stay positive!
That delightful drink you’re bringing curbside to a customer may be what makes them smile today. A delicious carb-loaded plate of pasta is perhaps exactly what a person needs to get through what they’re trying to get through. What you and I both know is that we are here for them. In return, they are here for us and that is a community.