This year is going to be a strange one and all small businesses are struggling. I’d like you to stop and think about it. I personally know of some that have had to close their doors permanently losing not only their livelihood but, in some cases, their only source of income. Yes, I’ll admit that shopping at places like Walmart or Amazon is convenient but do they really need your hard earned money to keep them in business? I think you know the answer to that. When you shop at a small business you are not only keeping that little store open but you are also contributing to the neighbourhood. Small business owners donate gifts or money to local charities, anything from the local baseball team to hospital fundraising events.
I’m one of the lucky ones, my store is still open, it’s been tricky but I’m still here. At the beginning of the pandemic I was closed for 2 months and that was just a drop in bucket compared to some. I’m active on Facebook and I do Live Videos there that has really helped me. Then I was closed for 3 weeks due to knee replacement surgery. I didn’t do much on Facebook during that time so I’m starting to get back into the swing of things again. I’m not posting this to whine about myself but to let you know that we, all small businesses, depend on you. I don’t care if you are looking for a baker or a tailor, they are out there. Let’s say you are looking to find a special or unique item but don’t know where to find it, well there is this thing out there, you are probably familiar with it, called the Internet. All you have to do is look.
I’m sure you already know that Christmas time is the biggest selling time of the year. This month or so just may be the saving grace we need to continue on with our passion.
Well, I guess that’s all I’ve got to say about that.