How to Support Your Favourite Small Businesses During COVID-19

How to Support Your Favourite Small Businesses During COVID-19

There are many ways you can help support your favourite local business during COVID-19.
Small businesses form the backbone of our community here in Victoria, British Columbia and they need your help! We at Migration want to thank you for your support during this difficult time, we could not do it without you!

There are many ways you can help support your favourite local business during COVID-19.


Small businesses form the backbone of our community here in Victoria, British Columbia and they need your help! We at Migration want to thank you for your support during this difficult time, we could not do it without you!

 

Top Reasons to Support Local:

Local Economic Benefits

Purchasing local help grow other small businesses! Since locally-owned businesses often purchase from other local vendors and service providers so more money is kept in the community. 
 
Did you know that Migration boutique works with over 60 local designers? We offer British Columbia's largest online artisan market!

 

Non-Profits Receive Greater Support

Local business owners donate more to local charities than non-local and provide sponsorship for many of your favourite local events. It's more likely that a local business will sponsor your sports team or event than a national chain! 

 

Local Businesses Create Character

The character of your local community is defined in large part by the businesses that reside there, which plays a big role in your overall satisfaction with where you live.

 

Environmental Impact Is Reduced

Small local business usually set up shop in the town centre, providing a centralized location that is much friendlier to a community’s walk score than out of town shopping malls. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.

 

Customer Service Is Better

Local businesses often hire people with more specific product expertise for better customer service. The local staff takes pride in supporting their community and locally made products. 
 

Investing in the Community

Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community and are more invested in the community's welfare and future. 

 

More Consumer Choices

Competition and diversity lead to more consumer choices. A marketplace of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
 

You Matter More

Have you ever felt like to some businesses you're just a number or another sale? To local businesses you are much more than that! Small business owners and their employees genuinely care about your needs and well being. 
 
 
Sarah Patterson - Owner - Migration Boutique - Victoria, British Columbia 
 
It's been a challenging time for small businesses across all provinces in Canada. Back in March, the government halted international travel, ordering people to stay home, and closing most businesses. For many, including retail shops, the impact of these measures has been devastating. Although some restrictions have been eased over the summer, it's still been challenging for businesses to adapt and stay open.
 
Social distancing means less of our dollars are making it to local businesses. While the need to help the small business community is obvious, the benefits of shopping local extend beyond times of crisis.
 

Migration Team - Migration Boutique - Victoria, British ColumbiaMigration Team - Migration Boutique - Victoria, British Columbia

 

Ways to support local businesses:

Shop Local Online

If you're missing interacting with your favourite businesses and can't make it into the store, visit their online stores! Many local shops have an e-commerce presence or are suggesting other ways to support them with just the click of a button.
 
Did you know you can save 20% off your first online order with Migration boutique? Use code "FIRST20"
 

Grab a Gift Card

If you don't need anything now, consider purchasing a gift card for future browsing. Not sure what to get someone for back to school, a special occasion, or Christmas? A gift card is a perfect way to say you're thinking of that special someone.  
 

Consider Curb side Pickup or Delivery

Businesses have had to get creative to keep providing their products and services. If you're unable to visit a business, it may be possible to make an order online or over the phone and pick it up. Be sure to inquire with businesses about local delivery options.
 

Spread the Love

Following your faves on social media is one way to stay connected from afar. Many of them share specials, initiatives, and new ways to help out.
 
Sharing stories and photos of your beloved community businesses is the simplest way to give back and help them out. 
 
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Many thanks for your continued support! Stay positive and let's take care of each other.
Team Migration
 
 
 

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