As our business communities continue to brave it out to the end of a challenging 2020, there has never been a more important time to support local.
At a time where many of the larger brands and big organisations are somewhat insulated from the devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our local shops, takeaways are struggling to stay afloat.
These are the people we need to support right now.
So, wherever you can, get your lunch or coffee from the local coffee shop. Maybe treat the family to a takeaway at the weekend from your local pizzeria, or takeaway.
Instead of heading to Amazon, or Ebay, seek out local business that have facility for you to purchase online. Many local businesses now have this available.
We have all been affected by this pandemic and many of us are feeling the affect of it financially, apart from anything else. But if we can, when we can, lets try to support our businesses in the community right now.
Because, it is these businesses that have been driving the change in attitudes towards consumer spending and we must support their efforts to push that into the future.
Apart from the financial support, these are business owners who are working mostly on their own right now. Sometimes, a chat and a small bit of encouragement can make all the difference to someone who might be wondering why they opened up that morning.