Supporting Your Local Business Through The Covid 19 Pandemic

Hi Friends

We are in the midst of the Covid19 Pandemic and many of us are self isolating and quarantined at home. There is so much troubling news out there and it can be very overwhelming to read the updates on the news all day.

Here is a list of ways we can help our small businesses and stay safe at the same time.

Send an email or text to your favourite locally owned business. Let them know that you care about them and value them as an important part of the community.

A Deserted Street in Uptown

When buying necessities try to support a locally owned business if at all possible. You might want to call ahead to make sure they're open and they have the items you need.

Contact your local retailers and ask about gift cards to purchase on line. This would really help their bottom line and give you a chance to visit them when things are safe.

Get on Facebook and encourage your friends to do the same. We all need to help our locally owned businesses now more than ever before. No one is shopping or dining out. But eventually life will get back to normal and we really want these guys to be able to weather this storm.

Send your favourite businesses twitter messages to let them know that they are loved and valued. Retweet posts to as many followers as you can.

We know that times are super tough for everyone right now. Show kindness and support where you can. We all need to come together as a strong resilient community.

Be safe everyone.

If you have any other suggestions about supporting our locally owned business during the Covid 19 Pandemic please share your ideas using the feedback form below.

Much love
Kaylene

  • Posted On: March 21, 2020
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Comments & Replies

Abby in Calgary
We are all self isolating right now. My husband and I have made a list of our favourite local places we will visit when things are normal and we can go out again. Thanks a lot.


Winnie in Guelph
I am sad to see our main street with heaps of cool places all shut right now. These are very good suggestions. I feel bad for them.


Bill in Ontario
Thanks for these tips guys! We all need to support our local businesses especially now.


Rachel in Toronto
I've been eating local while being locked down by using Uber Eats. They have a promotion on where they don't charge a delivery fee for local restaurants.


Suresh in Montreal
I am pretty lucky that I still have a job and get a regular paycheck. I want to help and buying from a local business is the best way for me to do that. Thanks guys for the great work.

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