When you buy from a small / local business an actual person does a little happy dance !!
When you support a small business, you are supporting a dream !!
When you shop local, you are helping a family in your community put food on their table
Buy direct from local suppliers where possible (faster delivery too!)
Follow the hashtag #hellocoasters and #nowopen to get find businesses that are open
Explore Regional New Zealand (when it is safe to do so!) and encourage you friends and family to visit the Coast #backyourbackyard
Join West Coast Rewards to access to the deals and offers available at shops and businesses all year round
Buy gift vouchers, give vouchers as gifts, including from SOS cafe
Reschedule, don't cancel appointments and plans
Buy subscriptions (or continue with them)
Be flexible and patient (our small businesses are working hard to adapt to these challenging times)
Leave a review and support their social media pages
Activities from Westcoast.co.nz
Use the hashtags #hellocoasters and #nowopen on your posts to let Coasters know you are open
Sign up to Delivereats, SOS cafe and other new websites that can help get your business and message out there
Create online stores, online order forms or present your products and services online
Provide clear instructions for how your customers can support you and purchase from you at this time.
Buy supplies locally where possible, source stock locally
Join West Coast Rewards and offer discounts and deals to locals
Are you an SME on the West Coast offering deliveries during level 3? If so, you may be eligible to receive a $5 rebate per delivery from Development West Coast, up to a maximum of $250 per establishment, to help offset some of the costs associated with running your own delivery service or using an established delivery/courier service.
from Development West Coast
For help getting online, improving your online presence, contact tracing and other business support check out our getting help online page. You can also contact us directly through the website form with any questions you might have. Now Open can connect you with a local business or support agency.
The New Zealand Government has a range of support in place for your business from cashflow loans and wage subsidies to business finance guarantees. Visit https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/ for more information.
For advice and support about what Level 2 means for your business go here: https://covid19.govt.nz/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxKXR6OWt6QIVhnwrCh0CVAGDEAAYASAAEgJ0v_D_BwE