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Best way(s) to support local businesses?

Original post made by Ron, Blossom Valley, on Mar 24, 2020

Hi all,

Just wanted to start a targeted thread in the hope that some local business owners might chime in. What is the best/most effective way for us to support local businesses right now? For restaurants, would it be making a habit of ordering takeout 1-2x a week, and making a larger than normal tip? Can restaurants or other local business receive direct $$ gifts/donations? Are there any tax considerations we should be aware of for small businesses regarding tips/monetary gifts/etc?

Thanks for any inputs/comments. Best wishes to our local small businesses to make it through this time!

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