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Support Your Local Businesses During COVID-19

As most of you know small businesses are being negatively impacted by COVID-19. However, there are ways that we as consumers can still support our local businesses. Here are some innovative ways small businesses in the area are adapting to this disruption.

A/perture Cinema: Although we can no longer physically go to the movies, this local indie theater is letting you stream films from the comfort of your own home through their virtual cinema setup!

Bookmarks: This nonprofit bookstore has allowed you to now order online! They have also moved many of their events to virtual meetings.

Buie’s Market: Don’t want to go inside the grocery store? No problem! This grocery store now has online ordering and curbside pick up!

Camel City Goods: This boutique sent their ‘Resilient’ coffee mugs and other goods to Winston-Salem hospital staff members! Check out their shop online!

Camel City Woodworks: They have made inspiring yard signs to uplift the community during this time.

The Humble Bee Shoppe & Bakery: Craving any sweets? This local bakery now delivers!

Jenni Earle: Check out how this brand is teaching you how to use their bandanas as makeshift masks!

Machine Gun Graphics: This screen printing business has been creating special edition products that support other small businesses in Winston-Salem.

The Porch: They are offering a stay at home care package for members of the community who cannot leave their home. You can also arrange to send a meal to your favorite nonprofit shelter, hospital, or medical office!

Swipeby: This Winston-Salem based curbside food pickup service has tremendously helped local restaurants meet the demand for takeout. Read more about their efforts here.

Tea and Toast: Tea and Toast are offering to make tea bundles and will ship them to you.

Navigating Your Business from Home

At the Center for Creative Economy, we understand how difficult it may be to navigate your business and even your personal life during these uncertain times. We want you to feel supported and know that we are still here for you.

Here is a list of resources to assist you:

How to Stay Connected to Your Customers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Small Business Resources During COVID-19

The Essential Business Survival Guide in a Crisis

Resources for NC Businesses | COVID-19

How Women Entrepreneurs are navigating the effects of COVID-19