Creative Ways to Support Your Favorite Small Businesses

The panel included Rod Griffin: Director of Consumer Education and Awareness at Experian; Beverly Harzog: Credit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Todd Christensen: Education Manager at Money Fit by DRS; Sarah Brady: financial consultant, workshop facilitator, and writer; Jonathan: Blogger and Podcaster; Alicia R. Hudnett Reiss: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™; Amanda Holdsworth: Director of Public Relations and Brand Strategy at; Daniella Flores: Creator and Author at; Marybeth Hamilton: Owner of; Gerri Detweiler: Director of Education at Nav Inc.; Patrina Dixon: Certified Financial Educator; Gloria Fagbemi: Founder,; Sha’Kreshia Terrell: Founder of Humble Hustle Finance; Brian Haney: Vice President, The Haney Company; Evan Leaphart; Courtney Richardson: Founder of The Ivy Investor; and Viridiana Ponce: Small Business Consultant & Trainer.

Questions We Discussed:

    • Q1: Why is it important to support local businesses?
    • Q2: What are some of your favorite local businesses? Are they open?
    • Q3: How has “social distancing” impacted small businesses in your area?
    • Q4: What types of small businesses need financial support right now?
    • Q5: How can we use social media to support small businesses we love?
    • Q6: What are precautions to take when visiting your favorite local business?
    • Q7: What are some creative ways to support local businesses (and their employees)?
    • Q8: What are some ways to practice gratitude while supporting local businesses during COVID-19?
    • Q9: What local business are you looking forward to visiting once they open again?
    • Q10: Any last-minute tips on ways to support small businesses right now?

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