Support local businesses without leaving home
If you're like me, you plan on helping local businesses. Try these ideas:
- Shop online, but at the smaller local businesses
- Leave good reviews for your favorite businesses on sites such as Yelp, Google, or Facebook
- Like and share their social media posts
- Buy a gift card. Some businesses may offer a discount now.
- Look for donation-based online classes or presentations at businesses, such as online fitness classes
- Tip generously
- Don't accept refunds for canceled events.
- And we all know about delivery (or takeout) from your favorite small restaurant.