Today marks Western Australia Day! Amidst the challenges of the pandemic, we continue to strive and support our local economy through our daily jobs and small businesses. Here are three straightforward ways to show your support for our local enterprises:

  1. Join the Community: Whether you’re a foodie, fitness buff, entrepreneur, or arts enthusiast, consider joining local community groups that align with your interests. Many of these groups can be found on social media platforms. Engaging with these communities allows you to discover local products and services that cater to your interests. Attend local farmers’ markets or explore online platforms like Giving Local for quality products and services. Participating in a supportive community fosters camaraderie and helps boost income for all involved.
  2. Practice Kindness and Patience: We all have rough days, and businesses may encounter challenges too. During times of difficulty, it’s essential to show kindness and patience. While it’s natural to expect excellent service and quality products, approach any issues with empathy. If you experience a problem with an order or service, communicate your concerns politely. Providing constructive feedback directly to the business or through private messages can have a significant impact on their improvement efforts and your overall experience.
  3. Share Shoutouts and Reviews: Word-of-mouth remains a powerful tool for promoting businesses. In today’s digital age, sharing your experiences on social media platforms can greatly benefit local establishments. Snap a photo of your meal or product and tag the business in your post. Share your experience as a story or create a short video review to showcase your support. Your posts may pique the interest of your friends and family, expanding the business’s reach. Additionally, leaving positive reviews and feedback on the business’s social media channels helps them understand their customers’ satisfaction levels and encourages others to support them too.

By implementing these simple actions, we can collectively support our local businesses and contribute to the resilience of our economy during challenging times. Let’s spread awareness and inspire others in our local communities to join us in this endeavour. Together, we can make a meaningful difference.