Supporting local small businesses has been of great importance now more than ever in the midst of COVID-19.
Due to the resilience of small businesses in the area, they have been able to adapt to changing circumstances as the pandemic situation has continued to unfold. As some physical stores stay closed, it is important to continue to back local small businesses, and Vervology has a few ideas on how to do this.
Most businesses have adopted or updated an e-commerce platform if they did not already have one before the start of COVID. Many of these online stores include any products from the physical store, and some are even offering special promotions for healthcare workers and others.
Order Takeout and Curbside
If you have a favorite local restaurant in the area, be sure to call or order online and take your food to go. Many restaurants have employed curbside services so that customers do not have to get out of their car to pick up their order.
Buy Gift Cards
Even if there is not a specific service that you need from a small business at the moment, consider buying a gift card. You can either give it as a gift or keep it for yourself. Either way, it will help support businesses in the area that may be struggling with closings.
Share Your Favorites on Social Media
Encouraging others to check out local small businesses, even while their physical location is closed, is a good way to get the word out about what services they may still be offering. Re-posting their content on social media is simple, and the owners will be appreciative.