We tend to think that businesses are made up of signboards, important documents, and people in power suits. While we recognise our vulnerability as individuals who are threatened by the pandemic, we think of businesses as impenetrable – they, and their signboards are made of steel.
But that is not the case.
There are many more small-to-medium businesses than there are large corporations. These are run by regular people; like your cousin, friend from high school, or neighbour. They are individuals who are threatened by the pandemic, who happen to own businesses, similarly affected.
These people also hire workers, who – needless to say – have their livelihoods, amongst other things, threatened.
Hearing countless news of restaurants and favourite neighbourhood stores closing down after years or even decades of operation, it’s clear that the effects of the pandemic are truly devastating.
Here’s how you can lend a hand.
This is a gentle reminder to support local businesses, in any capacity that you can. The smallest of actions may just get them through this difficult time. #kitasupportkita