5 Ways to Support Small Businesses this Holiday Season

Posted by Jen Scholte Team on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 at 9:09am.

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Ontario’s small business community has been significantly affected due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Our local small businesses are vital to our communities and critical to our economic health and community wellbeing.
We encourage you to shop local wherever you can and below we will highlight 5 ways to support our local community.


2. Shop Local

With an abundance of amazing storefronts in Southern Georgian Bay it is tricky to choose favourites!
Our local makers and entrepreneurs have all of the shopping bases covered. From local flowers to clothing stores, home decor, footwear and general shopping needs. If you're financially able this season, shopping local for holiday gifts make a huge difference to our local small businesses. Many of these shops have adjusted and have added an online presence for the ability to shop safely from home.
If you're looking for shops near you, check out these links:
MeafordThornburyCollingwoodWasaga BeachClearview


2. Buy Local Produce

We have amazing markets that are filled with local goods, 
Curries Farm MarketGoldsmiths MarketGather Grocery100 Mile StoreSideroad Farm 
​and much more. 
Supporting these businesses means distributing your money back into our local economy to keep these delicious local goods coming. 
We guarantee you can taste the difference in local produce! 


3. Order Takeout

We are so inspired by how our local businesses have adapted their services to continue to serve their customers throughout this challenging time. We wanted to show our love and encouragement for Collingwood by highlighting businesses that you can continue to support via online shops or take-out & delivery! 
See the Collingwood takeout and delivery options here


4. Use a Local REALTOR®

For your next real estate endeavour, consider using a local realtor.
Not only does having local knowledge and expertise on your side assist you in your purchase or sale, but it also keeps our local real estate community flourishing.

​Your local realtor is a huge part of what makes your community great and your support goes beyond the individual,
back into the community we love to be a part of!
They invest in the community to ensure it is a better place for everyone. 
Your local realtor is sure to be a large supporter of all things local, hospitals, sports teams,
 social events, art installations and local dining. 
​Work with The Jen Scholte Team 


5. Leave a Review

This is a simple, easy and free way to support local businesses. 
If you've had a great experience shopping, dining, purchasing or selling a home or working out at a boutique gym,
leaving a positive review is a meaningful way to support your local businesses.
As most companies have increased their digital presence over the past 6 months, it is more important than ever to show your support online, whether that's a review, sharing a post or hitting the like button, it is a great way to show up for the businesses you love!
Have you worked with The Jen Scholte Team? 
We would love it if you left us a review here 


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