Has anyone asked you how they can best support your small business right now? I loved this recent Instagram post from Sydney journalist Alexandra Carlton. She shares a simple and super effective approach to supporting her own small business community, while she’s on a budget.
At times like these it can be easy to think we have to hoard our resources, but as Alex so simply puts it, even a one or two purchase a week can make a difference when you spend mindfully.
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This is my local cafe, @matineecoffee. Like almost every small business in the country they desperately need our support. I’ve challenged myself to #spendsmall every week with businesses like this one (they make it easy with their perfect vegan toastie & ace selection of take-home wines). I’ve set myself a budget I can afford (it’s only tiny but it’s something) and vowed to spend it at small businesses – local and online – each week. It might be a cafe coffee instead of my homemade one, or a hand wash from a small scale maker instead of one from the supermarket. It’s not much but it’s about all we can do right now. Power to the little guys ✊
There’s never been a better time to remind friends, family and your local community how they can support you.
Pass it on!