1. Buy a gift card
In the short term, gift cards are a quick and effective way to show support for the local businesses you care about, and to help provide short-term revenue.
Even if you’ve already purchased something for yourself, you may have someone else you could treat. You can purchase a gift card for someone you know who will use the product or service, or prepare for upcoming special occasions like New Year's Eve.
Remember to add a local gift card to your next shopping list, since shopping sooner will instantly help businesses in need of support.
2. Get delivery
Restaurants are switching over to take-out and delivery options. Consider shortening your at-home meal prep routines by ordering and paying for some of your favourite meals from home. You can check Uber Eats, Foodora, Skip the Dishes, Door Dash, Ritual, and other digital services for a full list of all local delivery or pickup options.
3. Schedule a service for later
Many professional services in the area including medical, athletic, therapeutic, and aesthetic services are temporarily paused til further notice. Contact your local providers to book a future appointment, and help local businesses endure this difficult time.
4. Tip well
Remember that an extra tip with your next purchase or order could go a long way.
5. Leave a great, local review
Help others in the community stay informed about local businesses worth discovering, and improve local search results by leaving a great review for places you enjoy. Whether it’s via a Google review, Yelp review, TripAdvisor or more, these are great ways to continue showing your support locally.
6. Spread the word
Let others know that they can play a role in the success of the community. Share this article and the image below on your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, and let others know that local businesses will be counting on your support during tough times! We’re stronger together.