Whether it is getting takeout for dinner, purchasing products online, exploring new services, or simply making a donation to your favorite local company, small businesses could use some help. I didn’t realize that small businesses create almost 45% of the US Economy. Every night on the news they talk about companies needing loans or help. There are lots of ways that we can make a difference.
Options for meals
Some great local food options we’ve enjoyed include LaCasita, Tanoor, Rocky’s Empanadas, Pine Lake Pizza and Sammamish Café (now taking orders for pies), and there are so many more great places. What are your favorites locally? Are restaurants still open for takeout where you live?
Order products from small businesses
Here in Seattle, there is a great coffee company called Caffe Ladro that has been selling coffee with some of the proceeds going to medical workers. Chukar Cherries is still selling online (they are my Aunt’s favorite)! Even local neighborhood shops may be creating packages that can be mailed if their store is closed. I have being doing chores to save some money for my dad’s birthday and am trying to figure out what I will buy from a small business. What small businesses are important to you?
Look for new services
To burn off that eating, I’ve done Virtual Classes with Heather (fun ZUMBA classes run by a friend of my parents). While I’ve done lots of other types of exercise, this one sure had me laughing (and sore later in the day)!
I hope that all of the small businesses can make it through this time.