We’re All In This Together

Supporting local business during the coronavirus crisis

We’re All In This Together

It’s no surprise that businesses big and small are feeling the strain during this period of uncertainty. Although the government is doing what it can in terms of financial initiatives to keep businesses afloat, we as individuals can also play our part in helping them. Here are a few ways we can support local Gladstone businesses.

Shop Online or Phone In

Many businesses have adapted to cater for social distancing regulations. Places such as cafes and produce stores are now offering click and collect services, home delivery, drive-through and takeaway so that you can either stay at home or minimise your exposure to the public. Check-in with your favourite businesses to see what they have to offer and shop online or phone in with your order!

Take online classes

Many yoga studios and personal trainers are now offering subscriptions to online classes. Tune in online at a designated time with the rest of the class, or stream a pre-recorded class at your own leisure. It’s a great way to keep fit and support your local fitness business and at the same time.

Online Reviews

If there’s not much cash flow coming in at the moment, there are many ways you can support local businesses without spending a cent! Leaving your favourite business a review on their website, Facebook or on Google, and sharing or commenting on their posts on social media are positive ways to promote their services and help them to be seen by more potential customers.

Create a Facebook group

Create an online community for businesses to share their products or services. Add all your friends and family and encourage them to do the same – a larger group means more eyes on their business! Gladstone Takeaway and Deliveries on Facebook is a perfect example of this.

Buy gift cards

Whether you buy a gift card for yourself or as a present for a family member or friend, it’s a great way to give a local business a cash injection. Friends and family can use it to purchase something online or you can use it later on down the track at the other end of the pandemic!