This has been a strange and stressful time for local business owners. We know that a lot of you are struggling with how to stay open, pivot your business, and support your employees through COVID-19.
At LOCALiQ, local businesses are our focus. So, we wanted to provide some resources that can help you through this time.
Gannett launched Support Local this week to help drive immediate revenue and traffic to local businesses across the nation. The site encourages communities to take action and support local businesses through the purchase of gift cards, online shopping, delivery service, and ordering take-out or delivery from restaurants. Additional features will be added soon”¯including special hours, remote access, delivery services, and new business categories like spas, salons, and retail stores.”¯
Listing your business is free and easy, just visit https://supportlocal.usatoday.com/ and follow instructions below:
- Click Add a Local Business.
- Type in your business name and select location.
- Fill out information including gift card links, email, and URLs for delivery options (if available).
- Click Save and Finish.
Growth Lab Live
We’re hosting virtual events through this time to provide insights and tips from experts and local business owners like you. Our first virtual event on March 25, Navigating COVID-19: How to Help Your Local Business Innovate, Survive & Thrive, offers information about how businesses are pivoting their marketing, the importance of your web presence, and the science behind selling during a crisis. You can register for this webinar here.
We’re also dedicated to providing helpful resources for local business owners and consumers trying to navigate this unprecedented time. We’ve created some content that we hope is helpful for you to read through.
- How to Adapt Your Business: What You Can Do Now
- How to Navigate a Crisis: Real Lessons from Real Businesses
- During Coronavirus, Branded Content Brings Vital Messages to Audiences
- Companies Using Empathy to Guide Their Marketing Messages During COVID-19
We’re proud to partner with local businesses across the country. As you adjust your business model, we are committed to helping you think through ways to adapt during these complex times and be in a better position to thrive in the future. “¯
Stay safe, and know we are here for you!