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Ways to Support Local Businesses

As we navigate through this uncertain time in our history because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many things we each can do to help us all get to the other side. Practicing social distancing, washing our hands, and making smart decisions will all impact our futures. As we continue to navigate through our current predicament, I would also encourage everyone who can to help support our local businesses. They are one of the backbones to our communities and any help we can provide will not only be appreciated but will also help us to recover faster as a nation. This article from HomeKeepr has some great suggestions on how to support local businesses. If you have other ideas, please share them with me and I will be glad to share them as well.

Let’s take care of each other through this time. Enjoy the article…

Source: HomeKeepr | Repost Houterloot 3/26/2020 –

Without mincing words, times are scary. People are afraid, and beyond that there is a significant amount of uncertainty about what is to come. In times like these, it’s important to pull together as a community and support each other in any way possible. This includes the small businesses in your community, since they are an essential part of what keeps your community going; without your support during the darker times, some of them may not survive to see the sun come out again.

How are you supposed to do that in a limited-contact or social isolation scenario, though? Fortunately, there are still several options available that will help you to help those local businesses that keep your community running.

Buy Gift Certificates

One great way to support local businesses is to buy gift cards and gift certificates even if you don’t need them right now. This allows you to make a simple purchase that minimizes potential contact while giving the business that issued the certificate some much-needed income. Once things improve, you can then return to the business and take your time using the gift cards you purchased. As an added bonus, they’re also easy to give to others if you know someone who’s in need.

Read the full article…

Posted on March 26, 2020 at 11:14 am by Tim Houterloot

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