As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the impact on individuals and society continues to grow. While it’s not yet possible to quantify the full fallout of this impact, small, local businesses are already feeling the crunch. Restrictions and closures have already either severely limited or totally curtailed your favourite shop’s ability to make money.
While some salaried workers can work from home and receive their full pay along with benefits, this is often not an option for local business owners and employees. To find out what we can be doing to support our favourite local spots, we spoke with small business owner Elektra Simms, of Morning Parade Coffee Bar.
Understand what your support means
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Choose local, when possible
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Order goods or services by phone or online
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Opt for takeout or delivery
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Go the gift card route
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Spread the love
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Leave positive reviews
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Separate but together
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Reach out and ask how you can help
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Go big and reach out to decision-makers
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