We all know the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on our communities and economy. Small businesses have been hit especially hard by tough but necessary restrictions aimed at easing virus spread.
In the face of these challenges, many small businesses across the country have been committed to keeping their doors open and adjusting their service model to keep serving their loyal customers.
They’re true Local Legends in our eyes.
Supporting small business is a big deal
Did you know around 200,000 small businesses operate in WA? Together they employ almost 500,000 local workers and contribute a whopping $50 billion to the WA economy.
Many of these businesses and their employees could do with a helping hand right about now and we’re keen to help them get back on their feet as best we can.
That’s why we’ve developed a Local Business Directory. It’s dedicated to promoting our cafe and restaurant customers to WA households who appreciate the value of supporting local.
Looking for some cheap eats in your neighbourhood? Maybe you’re keen to visit your favourite foodie hotspot for a takeaway treat? Search for cafés or restaurants open near you and get behind local business.
Local cafes and restaurants have been digging in and adjusting their product and service offering to keep serving their customers, so it’s only right we all support them and give a little back.
Feeling hungry? Search Kleenheat’s Local Business Directory for cafes and restaurants and keep supporting small business.
If you’re a Kleenheat small business customer still dishing up deliciousness to support the local community, submit your business details for our Local Business Directory or contact our Business Sales team on 13 21 80.
Four more easy ways you can support small business
Start small whenever you get the chance to support businesses that support local communities. Here’s a few ways to get started:
Buy a gift card
Sure, most of our favourite places dine and shop aren’t open right now. But together we’re making good progress in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and much of the nation is starting to slowly ease some social restrictions.
Purchasing a gift card from your favourite local business means you’ll support them now and be all set for some serious retail therapy later.
Reschedule, don’t cancel
So many businesses are battling through challenging times right now, so the last thing they need to receive is your cancellation email.
Where you can, look for opportunities to take a rain check on that product or service rather than pulling the pin. Just think how much you’ll enjoy the experience when the time’s right.
Been wowed by a small business going out of its way to provide awesome customer service? Jump on social media share the news with friends and family.
Make sure you tag the business so they know they’re going things right. They might even give you a shout out via their own social pipes!
Book a virtual appointment
While some small businesses have shut up shop for the time being, keep in mind many companies can still offer their services remotely.
Whatever curious or pressing matter you’d like to chat to someone about, enquire on their availability to provide services over the phone or via video chat before you put those plans on the back burner.