The recent coronavirus crisis has certainly impacted everyone in many different ways. Of course, some people and industries are harder hit than others. With most states issuing voluntary or mandatory shelter-in-place orders, restaurants, bars, gyms, salons and other establishments that rely on in-person interaction have seen a drastic drop in their traffic and revenue. Since many of those types of small businesses already operated on very thin margins, many of them are in dire financial shape.
Here are a few ideas on how you might be able to support these local and small businesses during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Use your stimulus check to support small and local businesses
Many people in the US have recently received or will soon receive stimulus checks from the government. The amounts of these stimulus checks vary based on your household income and the number of kids you…