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Salons, spas and other small businesses that survive on bookings and daily clients are going to struggle over the next few weeks, but this is how you can support them.


South Africa (17 March 2020) – While most people are trying to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, small businesses that rely on daily customers are struggling. We saw a post on social media that shared just how we can all so a little more to support these businesses.

If you are not sure which businesses to assist, it is simple, if you enjoy getting your nails done, having your hair cut or going for a good massage, buy a voucher for those things which you can use later when things go back to normal.

If you take yoga classes, do martial arts or take art or music lessons, ask if you can pay your monthly fees and make up for the time later or even if you can do it online via live video streaming.

These types of businesses rely heavily on constant activity to ensure the books balance. Take a look at the post we saw below.

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Right now, we need to change how our active citizenship looks and do things a little differently. Carrying on the national sentiment from 2019, we are stronger together, even if we are all staying in our homes! Let’s use social media to change the world for now.

What businesses will you support during this time? Let us know in the comment section. Or, if you have other suggestions, we would love to know your ideas!

Source: Social media post (Source unknown)
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

1 comment

  1. Love this article. This is the type of input and social investment we need for small businesses, especially in tough times, and let’s face it, most “times” are tough for small SA businesses.
    Perhaps an add-on to this is for people to strive toward making more effort on real positivity toward and for each other.
    It’s easy to gripe about poor experiences, and people do it daily. What if we use these changing times, when we are especially forced to change our social interactions, to concentrate fully on positive energy and real positive impact at close quarters. Pick 3 people, small institutions or small businesses to make a positive recommendation or comment about, daily.
    I start with you and your article. Thank you for your rewarding contribution which brings hope.

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