11/27/2020 0 Comments
Happy holidays to your and yours. If you are reading this, then you have survived 2020. That is a huge accomplishment. If you have your healthy and feel encouraged that is an added bonus. For those of you who are going through something, our prayers and assistance are here for you.
It's been awhile, but we are still actively helping entrepreneurs with business ideas, acquiring outside income and managing all that has been effecting the mass majority of small businesses. With that in mind, I strongly encourage you to support your local businesses when you can or start your own.
During this pandemic, we have seen large companies flourish in revenue while taking advantage of being a monopoly of products and services while small businesses were deemed unnecessary and forced to let go of their employees or permanently close. This action greatly effects our local communities. I am sure you have seen your favorite stores and eating spots close down or a family member has lost his or her job due to the lack of revenue or the ability to be in compliance with the rigorous safety restrictions that were imposed. Meanwhile, these big corporations that were able to capitalize in 2020 have since squeezed their availability of products during the pandemic and have encouraged price gouging for authorized dealers/companies to withhold products to increase the demand for a higher (non black Friday friendly) price for the consumer in the near future. #GreedyCorporations
If you must shop for gifts, I encourage you to think local, handmade, and uniquely designed gifts for your loved ones and support these local shops when you are thinking about spending. Farmers' markets, Etsy, Amazon small businesses portal, mom and pop shops all need your help. My family have drifted away from spending and focused on cleaning out the house with all the products that we purchased in previous years and no longer use. I see a yard sale in your near future. We also have spent more time talking with our close relatives and groups of interest.
This holiday season, let us be grateful for what we have and help our neighbors. I think this season, we can truly move our community into a better community if we communicate with each other and focus on encouraging one another. Even spending virtual time with your loved ones is the best gift, for we do not know how much time we have with our loved ones.
Be blessed, think wisely and stay safe our there,