How to support local businesses as a business

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There is certainly a lot of panic and stress all around businesses. Especially when it comes to work; it’s hard to keep focus on your job when you’re anxious about the future. It’s an uncontrollable feeling that we really can’t avoid, but we can instead, prevent it from interfering with our mood and focus. After all, we can’t afford to lose our jobs as well. 

If you’re a business owner, it is your responsibility to keep the spirits of your team high and encourage them to share their ideas and help make great outcomes. You need to become the leader in such times and inspire the ones around you. Doing so will not only keep the business going, but also help boost everyone’s mood for a while. 

Another major step that you can take is to help the local businesses around you; local businesses have suffered the most with this pandemic and unfortunately, most of them were closed. 

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Clear the environment

Whether it’s to redecorate or to give your office a deep cleaning, this is an opportunity to support local hardware stores and cleaning service providers. Instead of buying appliances from Amazon or other big brands, try shopping from local ones. 

Redecorating your office once in a while is a great way to refresh your office environment and can actually help with the mood of the people in it. 

 

Treat your team to takeout 

Restaurants and other food service sectors are one of businesses that took a hard hit. Due to the fear of catching the virus, people rarely even go close to a restaurant and instead order takeout. 

Once again, ordering takeout from local cafes and restaurants is a way of displaying your responsibility towards your neighborhood. And on the plus side, you get to dry new and freshly made dishes! 

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Spread your reviews 

You’ve eaten local food and used local services, let your audience know about how they are. A simple social media post can help that business thrive. You can even leave comments/reviews under their own page and bring traffic to their website/page. 

Websites like Yelp can come in handy. Be specific about your review, even leaving some points for improvements, and give a star rating as well. We can only help our economy if we work and support each other.

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