Over the past few weeks my inbox has been flooded with updates on the virus from every avenue of life. There are important e-mails for work and state/local updates, family and friends, and personal interests e-mails that I subscribe to.
Then there are the unimportant updates such as an online store I shopped at once, unknown businesses that somehow have my contact info, furniture stores I’ve never shopped at, credit card offerings with virus update specials (whatever that means) and jury duty scams.
If you’re working from home or are working more remotely over the next few weeks then you may see a flood of new digital updates and ads.
Support Local Businesses
Just remember that through the sea of change everyone is currently facing, small businesses need our help more than ever.
Restaurants and other service industries have been hit especially hard. There are numerous ways to support your local small businesses, and every bit helps.
You can order a few extra meals out and have them delivered or picked up by curbside service. If your stylist or barber is closed offer to still pay for your monthly fix. If possible keep your monthly service or membership. You can even check local farms, markets, or breweries to see what kind of special services they have available.
None of the ideas above are radical notions. Instead it’s just a small reminder that local businesses have employees and are a part of our community.