Small businesses across the country have been decimated by COVID-19. If you’re reading this, whether you own your own business of less than 500 employees or work for one, there’s a very good chance you’ve been affected by this crisis. According to a report from McKinsey & Company, there were 30 million small business jobs vulnerable because of the coronavirus. While all industries have been affected, customer-forward business such as bars, restaurants, health & beauty, and especially entertainment arts have been hit the hardest.
As a small business ourselves, Westlake Media is doing its part to help other businesses that may be struggling during this time. That’s why over the next two months we’ll be featuring local small businesses and their services. These may be direct clients of ours, or not! The important thing is we’d like more eyes on these businesses who need it most.
In addition to shining a light on our friends and neighbors, we’ve started offering a cost-effecting ecommerce solution as well as a 10% discount on new site services for local small businesses – a perfect jumpstart to help navigate these uncertain times.
Yes, it’s easy to make a quick order on Amazon or arrange a pickup at Wal-Mart, but these corporations simply aren’t struggling the way small business are. Remember when you buy from a small business, you’re directly helping the business owner and their employees.