A lot of people are already feeling the impact of the Coronavirus on different levels. For many, this also means a huge hit on their income, especially for those in the hospitality, entertainment, restaurant, travel and simliar industries. It's going to be a long road ahead, but there are ways that each of us can support our local communities to #saveoursmallbusinesses. Here are 3 ideas to lend a helping hand:
1) Purchase gift certificates from your local restaurant, coffee shop or hospitality spot for future use. Even better, pay it forward by gifting the gift certificates to neighbors that are in need, or to nurses, doctors or other medical practitioners/staff to show your appreciation for what they're doing to keep our communities safe.
2) If offered, use take-out/delivery services from local restaurants (especially helpful on the days you don't feel like cooking!). Save the environment at the same time by skipping the single use plastic utensils, napkins and condiments.
3) Promote local businesses by sharing their information and services on Social Media. Encourage your friends and family to support them as well.
No one says it better than Mother Teresa in times where community support is vital for everyone: "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." We're in this together.