How to Support Local Businesses During Social Distancing

Small businesses are the backbone of the community. Not only do they stimulate the economy by creating jobs, small businesses generate a stronger tax base which helps with public services like better schools and emergency services. Their importance cannot be understated.

While we are all practicing social distancing, it is important to remember that small businesses are going to suffer. There are ways that you can help – like buying a gift card to use later or shopping their online store. But there is another way you can help, and it won’t cost you a dime. Go to your Facebook and Google and then take a few moments to write them a great review. Maybe you’ve patronized the business in the past but never left a review. Maybe you know the owner and the fears they are facing about possibly having to lay off their employees or going out of business. Maybe you saw a Facebook post that they are giving away free meals to school age children who might not other wise eat breakfast or lunch without their school provided meals.

Online reviews are essential in today’s marketplace. Consumers read and trust reviews and reviews help a business show up higher in the

Google listing which makes it easier for new customers to find them.

If you are a small business owner and are struggling to get authentic reviews, call us at 1-888-703-5515. We will discuss your needs and come up with a personalized plan to help you reach your goals.