SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME ✌🏼
Update: I’ve started a petition for delivery apps to cut their commission for restaurants at this difficult time. See my story to sign / share.
With a lot of us currently sitting in our homes, it’s easy to forget that there are people who don’t have the option of working from home 🏠
Small, independent businesses who are self employed and rely on customers to stay afloat are struggling and need our help more than ever.
I understand not everyone is able to do any or all of the following but if you *are* able to, please consider the following options:
♥️ Pop to your local store rather than a large supermarket to pick up supplies
♥️ Order takeaways from an independent restaurant – lots of them are on the popular delivery apps and are implementing extra hygiene measures as well as ‘contact free delivery’
♥️Buy a gift certificate which you can use at a later date
♥️ Make a donation – Ask your favourite restaurant if they have a fundraising page which you can donate to. I tried to set one up where you could donate to multiple companies but apparently it’s not possible yet sadly
♥️Order from your favourite brands / companies online
♥️Be kind, supportive and understanding. This is a tough time for restaurants & staff and they’re doing their best. Right now isn’t the time for unnecessary complaints or criticism
♥️Use your voice on social media to keep spreading the word about independent businesses. I will start posting again from tomorrow because I think we need to be raising awareness about businesses now, more than ever
♥️Please support businesses run by POC and East Asians who have been hit especially hard because of unfair stereotypes and blatant racism
♥️Research / ask vulnerable people and businesses how you can best help them
♥️Donate to food banks to help those who are unable to access supplies right now
This is not an exhaustive list by any means so please, if you have other suggestions, please leave them below.
Alternatively, if you’re a business / charity who would like to be highlighted, please DM me and I’ll share your info on my story ♥️