5 ways to support local businesses in 2020

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SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY.

Your community is home to many locally owned small businesses that make it a great place to live, work and go to school.

They are businesses owned and operated by local people who live there and make a living doing what they love – serving the local community one way or another.

And now with these unprecedented times, many people realize the importance of supporting local businesses as they have a major impact on our local economy and our community’s way of life moving forward.

So the biggest question now is “What can I do?”

Here are 5 ways you can still help support locally owned businesses in 2020.

1. Order Delivery.

While some places deliver themselves, others use services like GrabFood and JoyRide to deliver food.

Right now, there’s virtually no restaurant in your town that doesn’t deliver right to your door step so getting food at work or at home is easier than ever.

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Check out our Places that deliver page here.

5 ways to support local businesses in 2020 - On The Map Philippines

2. Drive-thru and pickup.

As of today, most (if not all) local restaurants offer a pickup service and some places have drive thrus for easier pick ups.

This makes it easy to order online or call ahead to pickup your food and get back home for the evening.

3. SHOP ONLINE.

Did you know you can shop online and support a local business? Funny right?

The fact is, a lot of local businesses sell their products online through their own e-commerce websites and other platforms.

For instance, places have great websites where you can have their items shipped directly to you or where you can place an order for pick up at the store.

5 ways to support local businesses in 2020 - On The Map Philippines

4. BUY A GIFT CARD.

Going along with ordering online, buying gift cards from places is one of the best ways to support a local business. This is because it gives them immediate income right now and allows you to give them as a gift, do a giveaway on your FB page or go later when you can. While most gift cards never expire, this makes it easier to support now and play later. Most businesses who have websites sell gift cards directly however there are quite a few local businesses that do no have their own website so 3rd parties. This can be good resource for a business in times like this.

5. ENGAGE IN SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS & WRITE A REVIEW.

If you can’t do any of the 4 options above, this option goes a long way for a local businesses and brands. Social media, now more than ever, is a place where local businesses communicate with their fans about all their news & updates. And when you share, comment and like a local business’ Facebook or IG post, the algorithm will show that post to more people who follow that business. This helps them reach a bigger audience and possibly get more sales. Also, consider writing a review on Google, Facebook and On The Map page so that everyone can see your experience and help them make a choice to support a local business.
5 ways to support local businesses in 2020 - On The Map Philippines

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