COVID has affected us all, our daily lives, work, school, time with, and health of family and friends. It is also having a devastating effect on small businesses. Local economies around the world are estimating 50% to 60% of small businesses will close in the near future. Destinations which rely on tourism maybe hit even harder.
Small businesses are the backbone of local communities, they provide character and individuality to a community. It is neighbors helping neighbors, friends helping friends. Small businesses provide avenues for entrepreneurs, create local jobs, and foster local economies by keeping money circulating locally.
Imagine Roatan without any small businesses. Instantly, everything that makes it unique, special, and charming is lost.Roatan’s small businesses need your, ours, and everybody’s support, buy locally made products, locally grown produce, cut back on those Amazon orders, adjust your weekly shopping list to include more locally made items, support local restaurants, buy locally made gifts/souvenirs and go do that tour or activity you never had time to do.
Be Local, Buy Local – Roatan’s small businesses need you!!!!!