How You Can Support Small Businesses
It might feel like the pandemic has come to a close, but if there’s one thing the past two years have taught us - it’s that we can’t take anything for granted! This entire experience has been an extremely difficult time for everyone in their own ways. Whether this meant losing your economic stability, being cut off from loved ones or losing someone close to you; we understand that none of this is easy.
As a business, we faced our own set of challenges but have been so grateful for the support of our team and customers! We spoke a lot about supporting small businesses during the pandemic, but now that things are becoming normalised, many of us have forgotten this way of thinking. Here are some easy tips that you can incorporate into your daily life to make supporting small businesses a habit.
Buy Gift Cards
Even if you don’t plan to shop with a brand today, you can always buy a gift card for friends and family to use against future purchases. When you gift someone the Rengé e-gift card, we donate 10% of the proceeds toward animal welfare NGO Friendicoes - so you’re supporting 2 organisations in one go!
When you eat out at a local restaurant or have someone from the community help you with something like your plumbing or carpentry at home, it’s always nice to give them a larger tip than usual. These local establishments and independent workers often have huge overheads with very little income, so every bit you give them helps!
Share Reviews and Posts
If you discover a great fruit seller on your street corner, or a local bookstore you simply love, why not share this news with the world? We use social media for so many things, we believe that spreading good news and love should be on top of that list.
Learn Their Stories
Everyone has a story. From your taxi driver who takes you to work to the owner of the kirana shop around the corner. Take a minute to chat with and check in with independent workers and small businesses around you and you might be surprised with what you’ll discover! You might find out about a synergy between you two or a way that you can help quite easily.