Small businesses are ready to get back to work. After months of shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic, communities across the country are taking measured steps toward reopening. For small businesses, that means getting their teams back to work in the safest ways possible. But for one small business, it’s about getting the entire community back to work.
Unprecedented challenges demand innovative solutions—and buy local groups are stepping up. As small businesses and Main Street organizations across the country begin to rebuild and, in many cases, continue to cope with the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, crowdfunding platform Patronicity is helping them access much-needed capital. Patronicity’s small business program has raised more than $1.2 million for Main Streets and their businesses since the outbreak began. Patronicity is a…read more →
At Chic Lumber, building the community takes place both inside and outside the store. The family-owned Do it Best Corp. member business has been in the St. Louis, Missouri, community for more than 40 years but still finds new ways to give back, with a particular focus on local families.
This year’s America’s Main Streets contest was unlike any other. During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, support for small businesses and downtown districts soared, as a record-breaking 1.5 million total votes were cast throughout the competition.
In a typical year, small businesses can generally count on steady foot traffic and busy summers. But this is no typical year.
Fighting cancer takes a toll on anyone, but it is especially difficult when you have to drive long distances for life-saving treatments.
Schools, jobs and family gatherings aren’t the only things to move online amid the coronavirus pandemic. As it turns out, support for small businesses has also gone virtual. In Dane County, Wisconsin, the buy local movement moves on thanks to Dane Buy Local.
Main Street is quieter these days, but not for lack of enthusiasm. Shops and restaurants may remain closed for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, but support for Main Street businesses is surging in Washington and around the country.
As you navigate the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus outbreak, take advantage of the support that’s available for your business.
With more than 616,000 total votes cast for 160 entrants during the nomination phase of the 2020 America’s Main Streets contest, Independent We Stand is pleased to announce the quarterfinalists and the next phase of the contest.