The economic impact of this worldwide pandemic will be significant to local businesses here in the Albuquerque community. These businesses provide meaningful employment to thousands of people. We aren’t just talking about our favorite burger or the best donuts. We are talking about real people’s livelihoods. In addition, these business owners help our local economy thrive by keeping dollars close to home. They also enrich the culture of our community. Of course, we want to see these businesses thrive.
Being mindful and intentional about how we spend our own resources during and after this crisis could make or break these establishments and organizations we all hold dear. Here are a few tangible ways we can support them during this tough time.
Purchase gift cards now from local businesses you know you’ll go to later in the year. Maybe even get some holiday shopping done now.
Does your favorite local business offer online shopping? Click a button and get your items shipped to your door. There’s an easy win!
Order To Go or Delivery
You can call in orders to most restaurants to pick up. Some will even bring your items to your car. Lots of establishments deliver with Uber Eats or Grub Hub as well.
Write your favorite local businesses a stellar online review on Google, Facebook, Yelp. These mean the world to small business owners, and helps a business get found by future patrons.
Do you love a local business in or around Albuquerque that you want the world to know about? Post about it on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Tik Tok, or any other platform. You can also like, comment on, or share the posts from that business. This gives business owners the warm fuzzies.
Do you have any other ideas? Let us know in the comments.
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