1. Promote and Share Businesses on Social Media
It takes less than 5 minutes to share your favorite small businesses on your social media! This small act of appreciation goes a long way. By increasing the exposure that these small businesses get in communities, you are helping them immensely!
2. Buy Gift Cards for Later Use or for Friends and Family
Even though lockdowns are being lifted across the U.S., gift cards are still a great way to support a business even if you aren’t able to go in personally. Most businesses have an online website that you can check out to find e-cards for later use! Better yet, but one for you and a friend or family member and head in together once you’re able!
3. Support Online Websites
Speaking of online sites, buying products online is another way you can continue to support your favorite shops and businesses while in the comfort of your own home.
4. Start Shopping Local
If you’re used to buying from big brands and companies, consider branching out and looking for some comparable small businesses that could use some love! By shopping local, you’re encouraging businesses in your area to keep going during hard times. It also has an impact on your local community as well, so it’s a win-win!
5. Leave Positive Reviews for Places You Love
Just like sharing on social media, reviews are a powerful way to show your appreciation for 5-star businesses! Especially if they’re a smaller business, reviews can help boost their google SEO, yelp rating, and so forth! So, if you have 5 minutes, consider typing up a quick post and showing your love.
I hope this helps you with some ideas on how you can support small businesses during this time and in the future as well! If your state is opening up a bit more and you feel comfortable going out, there’s no better way of showing support than showing up after a long time away. I hope everyone is doing well!