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by | May 21, 2020 | Blog, Local Events, News, Real Estate Components | 0 comments


Over the last month, our lives have changed, and we are all trying to find our new normal! Together we can and will get through this time by supporting each other, especially the heart of our community – your local businesses. Local businesses are owned by your neighbors, they employ your neighbors, and they create the unique fabric of each community. They know their customers, develop relationships with their regulars, and find ways to give back. Now we must support them and help them thrive during this time.


Originally from York, England, Paul hails from a background in farming and machinery and was a successful self employed builder for 15 years before making the move to Florida in 2018 where he established ASAP Home Care & Repair. With an uncanny eye for figuring out problems and a pride in his work, Paul is now enjoying providing reliable service in the Sunshine State ranging from irrigation, painting, bathroom & kitchen renovations, decking, minor repairs, general maintenance and much more.…  His caring attitude, a refreshing no nonsense approach and an unwavering desire to deliver quality workmanship, makes Paul a cut above the rest. Those looking for fast talking salesmanship need not apply!



Here are some ways you can help support local businesses, starting today!

1. Buy gift cards If you’re unable to visit your favorite store or restaurant, consider buying a gift card. Not only will you help their business, but gift cards will come in handy down the road when social distancing is no longer in effect. Not to mention, they make excellent gifts for birthdays and anniversaries.

2. Dine in/ takeout Most restaurants are open but are still offering takeout, pick-up, and delivery options. You can dine in or You can order from your favorite spot online or through food apps, like UberEats, Grubhub and Door Dash.

3. Keep paying your subscriptions If you have a steady income, consider paying your subscriptions for gyms, cleaning services, personal trainers, etc. even if they are temporarily unavailable. If you have a babysitter, hairdresser, barber, or business owner who depends on regular clients like yourself, think about continuing to pay them, even partial payments will help. You have no idea how much you’re helping those who are unable to work.

4. Shop locally Social distancing is in effect, but many local stores are Now open to their community. Small local businesses often carry a lot of the same products you find at the big chain stores. So, stop by and help them out by stocking up on the things you need. Many stores have online options, too, so you can still get what you need without leaving your house.

5. Hire someone for small projects Now is an excellent time to tackle some of those home improvement projects. If you need lawn care, landscaping, or anything fixed around the house, hire a local handyman, gardener or carpenter. Some home improvement and auto businesses are still available.

6. Online classes For those whose gyms and studios that are still closed, try their online classes and live streams. Personal trainers and health instructors have also switched to online platforms like Zoom and Google Hangouts. Some are running discounts, too!

7. Spread the word Do you have a hot tip on a local business whose product or service has made your quarantine life easier or more enjoyable? Take to social media and let your neighbors and friends know! Some people don’t know where to turn to get the things they want or need. Help a friend and share your suggestions and let them know about any special offers.

8. Donate You can never go wrong by donating to those in need, whether it’s online or with cash.

9. Write a good review If you’re unable to help financially, then use your words. You can help a business by giving them an excellent review and referring them to others. Customers gravitate to stores and services loved by others.

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