5 Ways to Help Small Businesses Survive the Coronavirus

By Abilene CVB on March 16, 2020

Support your local businesses by following these 5 tips!

1. Buy Gift Cards 

Engle House Bed & Breakfast- Abilene, KS
Many local businesses, including Abilene's Victorian Inn Bed and Breakfast and the Engle House Bed and Breakfast, offer gift cards. Buy them now, redeem them on a later trip.

2. Shop Local… Online

Shopping online doesn’t mean you have to spend your money outside of Abilene. For example, Cypress Bridge Candle Company and Aksent Boutique feature live videos on Facebook Live. You can see their latest items and order from the comfort of your home. 

3. Utilize Curbside Pickup

Many Abilene restaurants, like 3rd Street Market and Deli and Ortus Cafe, offer curbside pickup. If you don’t want to go inside, call ahead and they will deliver curbside

4. Order Delivery


Other businesses, such as Amanda’s Bakery & Bistro and West's Plaza Country Mart, offer delivery service.

5. Leave Positive Reviews

Leave positive reviews for local businesses on Facebook, Google or Yelp pages. This way, future customers will see all your positive comments.

And remember, we’re all in this together.