1.Buy a voucher to use at a later date
Find out which local businesses offer this option as there are a few and support them by buying a gift voucher. Make your payment online and give your favourite Parnell businesses some much needed income.
2. Share positive reviews
Boost the morale of your favourite small Parnell business by letting them know just how much you appreciate them. Post reviews to help boost their online presence, and let others know that their business is worth a visit once doors are open again!
3. Sharing is caring
It’s simple – let your networks know which Parnell business you recommend. Sitting on a couch you purchased from one of Parnell’s world class décor outlets? Share a photo! Admiring your new artwork? Share the contact details of the gallery. It’s all about creating awareness around their business and encourage people to #loveparnell
4. Sign up for the Parnell Business Association EDMs
Stay up-to-date with news, promotions, offers and more by signing up for the Parnell Business Association electronic newsletter as well as individual Parnell business EDMs. This makes it easy for business owners to communicate directly with you and notify you if they’re still running their business (but with special measures e.g. deliver only or online consultations) or when they hope/plan to re-open.
5. Check who’s online
Remember to check if you can order what you need from a local business and help keep them busy – despite their physical location not being open to the public the ability to trade online still exists.
6. The takeaway option
Cafés and restaurants bring life to Parnell and while many establishments may be closed for in-house dining, many are offering carefully prepared takeaway and delivery options (a great option for both voluntary and mandatory quarantine).
7. Remember to reschedule
Have an appointment in the upcoming weeks that you can’t make? (Just reschedule and not cancel) your appointment as a courtesy to your local business owner.
8. Like, comment and share social media posts
This one may seem obvious – like, share and comment on posts from your favourite local businesses. Small businesses are working hard to keep their businesses afloat – and engaging with their social media posts is a helping hand in ensuring they feel supported.
9. Keep in touch with your community online
Times may be tough – but we’re lucky that a sense of community doesn’t only mean meeting up in person. Support your local Parnell community and encourage everyone you know to go digital, share updates about local business online and spread kindness.
10. Basically BE the blogger you’ve always wanted to be!!
Right now, more than ever, it’s the ‘normal moments and normal choices’ you make in terms of where and how you are spending your time and where and how you are spending your money that people care about and are paying interest to. If it’s in Parnell, shout it from the rooftops (or at least on Instagram and Facebook)