Hi this is Leslie Harris, and today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners day, which is more important now than ever. Today we honor small business owners, which are a vital part of our local communities and our local economies.
So many small businesses are suffering with having to close their doors, or reduce hours and or staff. I stopped at an locally owned ice cream shop yesterday, and the owner told me he had to cut his entire staff. Some small businesses that were already struggling have chosen to close completely, so we need to support our neighbors.
There are many ways you can continue to support small businesses during this time like buying gift cards for use at a later date, buying from them online, sharing their social media pages to help spread the word about them, tell people about them, and of course, order takeout from our local restaurants.
Got a local business or know someone who does? Give them or yourself a shout out in the comment section.