The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all, including local businesses. The good news is we can all help make a difference.
1. Takeout or order in from local restaurants
With apps like Skip the Dishes, DoorDash, and Uber Eats, it’s easy to order food online. Or call your local restaurant and pick-up or order delivery (if they offer it) directly from them.
2. Ask yourself, “Can I buy that locally?”
If the product you’re buying on Amazon is available at a local store, try shopping there instead. Purchasing at local bookstores, jewelry shops, bakeries, craft companies, and toy stores puts money back into the local economy.
3. Leave positive online reviews
With more and more people reading reviews before purchasing, it’s essential to write positive reviews online. A positive review can increase someone’s likelihood of shopping there and increase the shop’s online ranking.
4. Tell your friends and family
Spread the word about local shops to the people who value your opinion most. Did you have a great meal at a local restaurant? Let someone know. Did a store owner go above and beyond? Encourage people to shop there.