Celebrating Small Business Week Everyday
To celebrate the heartbeat of the local community, the province is celebrating Small Business Week. Shopping small and supporting local online gift stores and stores should be done everyday. Small businesses, independent businesses and family owned businesses are the backbone of Canada’s economy.
Small businesses are our community’s entrepreneurial innovators and help increase the quality of life we experience in Cochrane, and this week serves to honour them and the critical role they play in local economies.
Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce president Kelly Sinclair put it best, “You know what to expect in terms of the quality they are delivering … Small business is an amazing energy— Our small businesses have so much passion for what they do. It’s not an easy thing to start a business so you have to be really connected to your purpose.”
These businesses also contribute to the community by supporting local organizations and events. COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on small and local businesses, and now more than ever, they need our help.
However, due to the economic devastation created by COVID-19, our local businesses now face an uncertain future— Each day has become a fight to rise to the adversity they face and endure the COVID-19 pandemic.
We do not know when the pandemic will come to an end— There is no light at the end of the tunnel so it is up to us to create our own light and support each other with courage and kindness.
Local businesses are adapting to our new normal and we in turn can do our part to support them— Without these local businesses, our community would be lost.
Now more than ever it has become essential to promote our local businesses so we can keep them in our communities.
During COVID-19, the only way they will be able to survive is through the support they receive from local community members.
“Businesses need help, restaurants especially need big help— I think this is a great way for people to go out and enjoy their favourite meal.”
Plan Ahead of The Usual Christmas Shopping Time
Christmas in October. Plan way ahead for holiday gift shopping. Ordering online and sending packages to loved ones will probably take longer and inventory may be lower on popular items. Many may be working on a tighter budget this year, so focus on gifts that have meaning and help us all stay connected.
“Small businesses are cornerstones of our local economies and key to thriving communities — creating jobs, driving innovation, and generating wealth for Canadians,” said Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “Local businesses have been the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and need our support now more than ever. Chambers of commerce and boards of trade are proud to get behind Canada United Weekend, encouraging Canadians to shop and dine local.”
Shop Small by support small and local businesses
via cochrane today/newswire