Helping someone is a trait that is innate in all of us. We depend on people, and they rely on us. So, when we sit down to think about who we can help and who needs our help, we tend to sit down for a long while. One of the people or tribes, which we can help, and those who need our help are independent food and drink businesses.
So, how can you help?
Let us Help
The lockdown has gotten to all of us and brought us well. But regardless, we still have food on our tables because our parents could take the fall. Independent food and drink businesses, unfortunately, could not. Let us use our power to help them in the best possible we can, to our capacity, because selflessness is never really selflessness; there is always something in it for us as well. While you figure that out, the following is a list of ways you can be excellent:
Order One of Every Type!
You can order one of every type on the menu. So, get yourselves one of the appetizers, one or more of the main courses, desserts, and drinks as well! It might be too much but say you go with a whole group of friends; you must buy. It also gives you an idea of what it tastes like, and you will have the motivation to follow through.
Sometimes all these businesses need from us is motivation. That motivation can be in the form of utilizing their inventory correctly; it is about making them feel valued and put in the effort.
Make them Famous!
Social Media is our ultimate power. It is the root of all our infamous ventures; it has real potential, in simple words. Promote these businesses on your Instagram and Snapchat and make them famous. The key here is awareness. Spread as much attention as you can. If you have any occasions to celebrate or need bulk food and drinks, hit them up!
Buy Gift Cards! Gift Cards are a form of payment you can use to make purchases at retail stores, restaurants, or any other place that accepts them. You can load money on those cards and gift them to someone you like or love. It is hitting two birds with one stone.
Pay for Delivery!
You can pay for delivery. This way, you are saving them so much of cost. Delivery can add expenses that independent food and businesses can potentially find quite heavy. Therefore, you can help in your little ways. For these businesses, every dollar counts. What counts more is that people are there to support them. Deliveries motivate independent business owners. Humanly speaking, if you were in their place, would it not have helped?
We look for so much when we establish ourselves, which is also what independent food businesses want. They start hoping they will show themselves but sustaining that establishment is in everyone else’s hands.
Food serves people; it is a form of connection with people, and it is a method of touching the soul of someone through something this intangible; through taste.
If that is not how bonds are formed and re-formed, then there is probably so much you can do to help someone and make sure you are helping them. When we attempt to provide help, it is also essential that the receiving end know it.
Helping might sound contradictory to the general rule, but the crux is that just knowing someone intended to help them will make them feel valued. Independent businesses, especially the ones based on food and drinks, need to feel valued. They need to feel necessary to know that you feel their presence and, more than that, appreciated. There is only so much we can do as individuals, but more than that; we can lend a helping hand as they walk through this.About Complete Controller® – America’s Bookkeeping Experts Complete Controller is the Nation’s Leader in virtual bookkeeping, providing service to businesses and households alike. Utilizing Complete Controller’s technology, clients gain access to a cloud platform where their QuickBooks™️ file, critical financial documents, and back-office tools are hosted in an efficient SSO environment. Complete Controller’s team of certified US-based accounting professionals provide bookkeeping, record storage, performance reporting, and controller services including training, cash-flow management, budgeting and forecasting, process and controls advisement, and bill-pay. With flat-rate service plans, Complete Controller is the most cost-effective expert accounting solution for business, family-office, trusts, and households of any size or complexity.