How can I support local business during COVID-19?.
Are you sick of this Covid-19 stuff yet? Yep - us too. Promise I won't harp on.
I need your help!
I live in Freshwater, NSW (in Australia). It's a great place with a little street of shops and restaurants that give it that village feeling. They're all small operators - no chain stores or even a supermarket. And at the moment, they're all doing it tough. Covid-19 has ripped a bit of a hole in their ability to make money.
So with a bunch of very clever people, we've added our volunteering hand to building a website to help them out.
It's a not-for-profit initiative called LocalRainCheck.com.au that helps connect businesses to their customers in these strange times. By paying it forward and purchasing a Rain Check, you are supporting your local and in turn you get something to look forward to - like a meal or a massage or the desperate moustache trim you'll need when this is all over.
It's open to any Australian business (currently we're focusing on Sydney's Northern Beaches and Perth.) Businesses can signup online and you can support them by buying a rain check through the website.
The local business gets ALL the money.
Can you help? I need you to tell your small business owner friends to sign up. And if you love your local - go and buy a rain check!