7 Ways to Support the Small Businesses in Your Community During the Coronavirus Crisis


7 Ways to Support the Small Businesses in Your Community During the Coronavirus Crisis

By Jason Aten

As states start to order businesses to close, here are a few creative ways you can continue to support business owners in your community.

I live in Michigan, which like California, Illinois, New York, and an increasing number of other states, has now ordered many small businesses–including restaurants and bars–to close for the foreseeable future. That comes after the CDC issued guidance to eliminate all gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

That can be devastating to communities and the individuals who own and work in all sorts of small businesses that are now forced to close their doors. The good news is that there is still plenty you can do to support them.

Here are seven things you can do right now to support your small-business community:

1. Order Takeout or Delivery

Your favorite restaurants may have had to shut their doors…

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