There are so many brilliant small businesses who are challenged by the pandemic and the lockdown restrictions, they are having to think differently, creating new ways of providing services online and selling their goods.
While it might seem easier to shop at Amazon, Jeff has enough cash right now and using a small business means that bills get paid and hopefully businesses don’t go under.
Here’s how you can help:
- Follow your favourite small businesses on social media and engage with them so you can find out what they have on offer.
- The engagement from following, sharing and liking posts could mean they reach more people who will want to buy/use their services.
- Buy gift vouchers – this will really help businesses who can’t open at all during lockdown
- Please don’t assume that everything is just closed – services could now be online, shops may be selling online or offering delivery/collection services, restaurants could be providing takeaway and hopefully pubs and breweries are able to do that as well.
- Ask what you can do to help.
Here’s a list of brilliant small businesses
This is a range of small businesses across Tyneside – I don’t know what each business is offering but give them a follow and have a look…
I need to start with me – all of my sessions are running online.
Pregnancy sessions, birth preparation, birth debrief, postnatal groups and baby massage. I also have gift vouchers and gift boxes which are presents to make a difference for expectant and new parents.
Clothes, jewellery, accessories, Christmas items, homeware & toys
Tori Lo Leather Accessories
Booze, Food & Drinks
And for books – see what your local bookshop is doing or pop in before Thursday.
And don’t forget the movies…
Health, Beauty, Fitness & Baby Services
Sanctuary House – Julia offers Reflexology & Massage
Janine Smith Practice – antenatal & postnatal consultations and sessions