Our Favorite Places to Improve Small Business Support
Now more than ever, small business support is extremely important. Here’s a list of small businesses you need to keep up with.
In these crazy times, small business support can help out your favorite local shops exponentially!
In your town, there are at least two or three family-owned bakeries. These bakeries need your help more than ever. Instead of ordering a cake, bread, or dessert from your local chain supermarket, head over to a business that needs additional sales to help keep them afloat. Even though these treats are a little more expensive than a corporate place, these items tend to taste better, and you are giving a small business support over a faceless corporation. Also, if there are not any bakeries in your area, check out social media. There are a bunch of small bakeries that operate from their homes who will deliver or ship to you!
In your town, there are at least two or three family-owned bakeries. These bakeries need your help more than ever. Instead of ordering a cake, bread, or dessert from your local chain supermarket, head over to a business that needs additional sales to help keep them afloat. Even though these treats are a little more expensive than a corporate place, these items tend to taste better, and you are helping support a family over a CEO. Also, if there are not any bakeries in your area, check out social media. There are a bunch of small bakeries that operate from their home who deliver or ship to you.
Beauty & Health Services
The coronavirus did affect many beauty and health services. Many of these companies have had to shut down. But, one thing has not changed — people still want haircuts, massages, facials, makeup, nails, and more. Now is the perfect time to support small beauty and health businesses. We have a variety of PROs in your area waiting for you. The best part is that they will come to your doorstep in minutes with all the necessary safety and health procedures needed to get the task done.
While driving through town, you may spot a ton of family-owned businesses that sell a variety of things: home goods, food, stationery, antiques, and more. Now more than ever, these people need you the most. Big stores like Amazon, Walmart, and Target are making it harder and harder for these small family-operated companies to stick around. That’s why you need to take the time and shop at your local stores. By shopping there, you will be helping a family in your community to pay their bills, buy their food, and keep their family safe.
With all this extra time, many people have been redecorating or adding new decor to their home. While it may be tempting to run over to your local home goods store or supermarket, there are a ton of artists out there trying to sell their work. From paintings, photographs, sculptures, pottery, and more, you can find a ton of one-of-a-kind pieces if you check out an artist’s website or store.
Music is always here to uplift our spirits. And without the talented musicians in the world, we would not have the music we love. While we may have an interest in what plays on the radio, you can’t forget about the unknown or underground performers. Many of these people need our help in increasing their careers. That’s why you need to support performers who play on the street, at restaurants or bars, and even online. Any donation or tip you give them brings them one step closer to their dream. Plus, you may find your new favorite singer, band, or song.
Just because COVID-19 is still around does not mean school has ended. Instead, many school districts are doing in-person and online learning. And when there is school, there are always students who need help. Many small tutoring companies have intelligent individuals waiting to help. Plus, many of these companies have online tutors that are ready to help at any time. You can find these tutors online, or you can ask your school or teachers if they know any.
People enjoy handmade items. Who doesn’t love a unique or one-of-a-kind item? Well, small businesses that you need to support are these people who make these handmade items you love so much. From home decor, outfits, nails, makeup, toys, and more, these stores will have something you need or want. You can find many of these stores online, in your town, on Etsy, and on social media.
There are a ton more small businesses out there. Small business support can go a long way to making your community thrive, and all it takes is research and recommendations to find the right one for you!