Isn't it almost inconceivable to believe how much time has passed since the beginning of the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic? For some, this time has felt like an echo of eternity. For others, it has felt like a spattering of a heartbeat. Either way, people’s feelings about the situation cannot be defined by mere words or explanations.
“Tell me how to make this better,” you might say to someone who needs even a speck of support. They may not know exactly what they need. Nevertheless, there are actions you can take to be a party to their reckoning. Small businesses have been hit especially hard, and those still surviving need all the pick-me-ups they can get for the future. If you’re on the lookout for some ideas to spread sustenance around, here are a few unique ways to support small businesses.
Connection: Refer a Friend
Where would the world be without connection? Humans are meant to share—to connect, create, and cultivate community together. A good means to support small businesses you are fond of is to refer their services or goods to a friend or family member or share your experience on social media.
Whether it’s delicious food from a local restaurant or a miraculous skin care product from a small, sustainable brand, the act of referral draws in more business and revenue that these companies wouldn’t have otherwise. Word of mouth spreads quickly despite current distance and reachability.
Reliability: Leave a Positive Review Online
We live in a digital world of social media and e-commerce. One of the top unique ways to support small businesses is to back them up with your positive feedback for others to hear. Many people read reviews on Facebook, Yelp, or Google, but they only tend to leave reviews if they had an exceptional or atrocious experience.
Be the middle-man here and leave a review for a local favorite business. Small businesses thrive on reviews. If you are able to leave an honest review online of your experience with a reliable company, you can help expand their current network, getting them further noticed by strangers who have not interacted with the business previously.
Try Something New: Fill the Void
Life can feel mundane and monotonous in the hullabaloo of a pandemic, but there are ample opportunities to switch things up and fill the empty void. Why not try something new—something you’ve been curious about before but haven’t actually dipped your toe into, like a new product or food.
Consider showing support to small businesses by purchasing something simply to try it out for yourself or your family. You can purchase a variety of local, unique, or one-of-a-kind products online. If you’re up for a taste of full-flavored adventure, you should try out our Wagyu beef sampler to experience the different cuts of our delectable gourmet meat. Here at Lone Mountain Wagyu, we believe people should eat their lives to the fullest. Browse our sampler options for a fresh experience delivered straight from our ranch to your home.