We’re setting up a campaign to support local businesses – such as independent bars, fitness instructors, beauty therapists – during the shut down. (We just started building the site today so not much to see right now.)
The idea is to sell tickets/vouchers which entitle customers to local businesses’ services/products – whether fitness classes, drinks at bars, a manicure – whatever the business / sole trader normally sells.
If the community don’t support local businesses now, many will simply close, and self employed fitness instructors may well face hardship. Pre-paying for local products and services is an easy way to help businesses’ cashflow, but also give the businesses something to show their bank/creditors to prove they have money coming in.
The technology is already built and ready to go and we can start selling businesses’ vouchers within 30 minutes. Any business that’s listed will be able to redeem customers’ vouchers via a mobile app.
There are no set up costs, but obviously to pay for the ticketing platform, marketing and administration there’s a small booking fee and commission.
What do you think?
If you have questions or want to get involved, my best contact for this project is: firstname.lastname@example.org.