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Dec 15, 2020

Are you trying to support local businesses during Covid? It's important to think about small business and support them during the holiday, and especially during this pandemic. While there may not be the usual Christmas parties that support some of these businesses, there are still ways to show appreciation to your own employees while helping your local community. We all just need to think a bit more creatively.

In today's episode, we discuss how important it is to try and support local and small businesses through this difficult time. We talk about some ways to work together and use this opportunity to bond with the community. We emphasize the importance of spending locally. We also share some creative gift ideas that you can use to show your appreciation to your team and clients.

“I think you'll find that you'll get a better-individualized product that will make a bit more of a wow factor when given than when you go through one of these big catalog mail-order firms.” – Adam Moore

" It's not really a question of this is something we should do. It's really something we have to do because the effects of not supporting our small business community- it's a domino effect."– Cloe Guidry-Reed 

“You and I are big proponents of the economic impact, and understanding the power of the dollar when it moves through a community."– Adam Moore 

“I think even in this season we forget that, 'Oh yeah, I can go get that printing. I can go talk to this marketing firm and have this cool logoed gift that I can give out and you're supporting you know your brother or sister right there in the small business community. What a wonderful thing that is!” – Adam Moore 

This week on Breaking Barriers:

  • Hardships for local businesses this holiday season
  • How local businesses produce better products than catalog firms
  • B2b Relationships with small businesses
  • Connecting with local agencies or chambers of commerce
  • Giving back to the community while building relationships
  • Being intentional in spending locally
  • Creative gift ideas

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University of Georgia Supply Chain Advisory Board

In addition to ensuring the UGA’s supply chain curriculum meets employer’s needs, the board also connects employers with highly qualified students and joins corporate board members like Johnson and Johnson, Home Depot, and Chick-Fil-A to discover and hire tomorrows supply chain innovators today. 

To learn more, go to www.terry.uga.edu click on Alumni, and find the Supply Chain Advisory Board there!

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