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Top 4 Ways to Support Small Business

Right Now

COVID-19 has been hard on local small businesses. Here's how you can help.

Post by: The Kinship Studio

Times are tough right now for everyone and the economy is taking a huge hit. Businesses are closing indefinitely and people are loosing their jobs. We know Winnipeg loves to support local so we wanted to round up the top 4 ways you can help support small while in self isolation.

#1: Shop Online

This is the most obvious option! Almost every small business offers their product online. A lot of businesses are offering curb side pick up or free delivery as well. 

Our top picks for shopping online:

Food - Black Market Provisions

Order curb side pick up from Black Market Provisions and get yourself a big bowl of homemade soup and a loaf of bread! The perfect lunch to bring back home with you.

Retail - Margot + Maude

Margot + Maude's doors might be closed but their online shop is open. They sell Canadian brands exclusively and right now they're offering free shipping!

Skin care - Myuz Artistry

Myuz Artistry has moved their skin care line online and they're offering virtual skin care consults!

#2: Order a gift card to use at a later date

This is a great way of showing ​support to your favourite local business! Even though you can't dine in or shop there this weekend doesn't mean you never will again. Check out their website or DM them on Instagram to find out how you can purchase a gift card. Plus this gives you something to look forward to when we're allowed to start socializing and going out again!

#3: Sign up for online courses and experiences

So many small businesses have had to adapt to the current situation and they're getting creative! We've seen so many local gyms and yoga studios adapt and move online and we're loving it. A few are offering free classes, some ask for a donation to take the class and some ask for a small fee to take the class.

Some suggestions you should check out are:

Yoga - Peg City Yoga

For just $5 you can take the same classes they offer in studio, online! The 2 owners, Noah and Marisa, have set up a beautiful space in their home where they teach the classes out of.

Cardio - The Community Gym

The staff at Community are working hard to bring you the same experience you get at their classes through their online offerings. They have a jam packed schedule with classes for everyone! They suggest a donation of $10 but the classes are free to access.

#4: Check in

Check in with your favourite local business owners to see how you can help or let them know you're thinking about them. A little goes a long way!


Times are tough right now but we can make it through this together! Let us know on Instagram how you're supporting small businesses.

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