Here are three ways consumers can help support small businesses who are struggling financially during the coronavirus pandemic.


Whether you’ve been operating 10 days, 10 months or 10 years, it’s time for a “make-over” for your small business. If you’re going to survive and thrive in the COVID-dominated economy, it’s time to think of your small business as a startup.

Remember what it was like? You had an idea, a dream. You didn’t know how it was going to turn out but you seized any opportunities that came your way, continually changed as you learned more about your business, and worked long and hard. But you believed in yourself.

It’s time to do that again, given that customers’ buying habits and needs have changed. It can be scary, but it can also be exciting. And