The current economic situation has forced many small companies out of businesses and the businesses that have survived so far are also facing severe difficulties. Fortunately, there are many ways that each of us can help support the struggling small enterprises around us – here are some tips:
- Research and try out new local brands – if you are looking for delicious chocolate, don’t just take a trip to the nearby big store. Do a little online research – maybe there is a passionate chocolate maker around you, happy to deliver wonderful sweets to you in just a few hours. The same goes for food and cosmetics – many small businesses sell their own fresh produce or make hand-crafted products of excellent quality, waiting to get an order from you;
- Share positive reviews on social media – if you have found a local business the products or services of which you consider outstanding, say so on social media, local companies need that kind of advertising a lot;
- Buy gift cards – many small businesses, such as hairdressers, beauticians, nail salons or restaurants, offer gift cards to be used later. These cards make excellent gifts to your friends and family and they also help small businesses cover their immediate costs to be able to survive hard times. It’s good to note that places like Creager Mercantile a wonderful local wholesale company offers great pricing for small business.