Strength In Numbers
As we approach the peak (first peak?) of Covid-19, I want to make sure that I’m doing my part to keep our economy up and running. I’m making a checklist to ensure I’m not leaving anything out.
So far, I’ve got buying gift cards at restaurants I frequent, ordering non-contact takeout from these places, continuing to frequent breweries and dispensaries, buying To-Go drinks, continuing to pay for nanny, hairstylist, dry-cleaning services that I’m not currently using, buying merch and albums to support musicians and comedians that currently aren’t touring, providing businesses with all of my sanitation products and PPE that I have lying around, and donate my services free of charge to help a business. And if all of that still isn’t enough, I’m supposed to give cash donations. It’s painfully obvious that it’s up to us to keep every small to medium business afloat because the government isn’t going to help them.
What does our government plan to do to assist these struggling business owners? Not much, other than the $1200 stimulus package we may or may not get some time in the future and re-opening a few beaches. Oh and wearing this $100 jacket the next time they make a public appearance. Apparently their situations are “unique” and we wouldn’t understand.
P.S. If you’ve got time, check out my friend Ruben’s new podcast “We’re Outnumbered”, about the struggles he and his wife face as parents raising 3 children. No time like the present to launch a new idea, and like I said before, it’s up to us to support each other. So check it out.
15 Ways To Support Local Business During The Coronavirus Shutdown — www.forbes.com
Offering your web design services, purchasing gift cards and sharing promotions on social media are just some of the ways we can help our local businesses survive this crisis.
McMaster not issuing stay-at-home order, says South Carolina is unique — www.live5news.com
The governor said the decisions that have been made and will be made will be those that follow the “data and science” that state officials have been receiving.