What small business does when it’s in crisis…

Pencil Me In Workshops

Over the last few weeks, we have been working hard to support small, micro, freelance and indie businesses to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, to find ways to stay safe, calm and going.

Many of them have been devastated by a sudden and complete halt in turnover for an unknown period of time. Most have no ideas what the future holds. A large chunk can access no government support packages.

I am, however a believer in the human spirit and that there are lessons to learn in all things, however heartbreaking.

This was confirmed over the weekend when I became aware that no less than 5 of the micro businesses in our Member’s Club are giving away their products and services for free, just when they are at their most vulnerable.

For me, this is just a bloody brilliant show of solidarity for our fellow humans from humans who are the least secure.

Find out who are being magic this week and remember….these are the people in the heart of community and at the heart of our lives. Imagine life after Covid-19 if we don’t pledge to buy first from them, to visit them, to share their businesses with our friends.

Take a note of these names and many more in our Member’s Club and be sure to make them part of your life forever.

Free Wellbeing Workshop for NHS staff by Pencil Me In.

Aimee is a mental health nurse herself and recently set up her business, Pencil Me In, to offer wellbeing workshops and events to support people to find quiet, be mindful and reduce stress. She is unable to make any income from tases workshops for the foreseeable future so is giving away vouchers to NHS workers for workshops planned after the pandemic. Brilliant. Find out more about Pencil Me In.

Pencil Me In Workshops
Holiday Cottage Giveaway Competition by Beechenhill Farm.

Alex and Rob run their family holiday business at Beechenhill Farm, overlooking the historic village of Ilam in the Staffordshire Peak District. They have had to close for the foreseeable future but are running a giveaway to offer an NHS worker the opportunity to retreat at their place when things get back to normal. Wood fired sauna, hot tub, peace & quiet and views like no other. Thank you Alex & Rob! Find out more & head to their social media platforms for how to enter.

Beechenhill Farm
The view from Beechenhill’s Hot Tub
Holiday Cottage NHS Giveaway at Winnow Barns

Andrea and her family moved from the city to set up their businesses, Winnow Barn Holidays and Dovedale Brewery, near the famous Peak District village of Alstonfield. They have also had to close but are giveaway for an NHS worker to enjoy a break at their place when things settle down. Andrea also runs a micro brewery at the farm too – so happy days & what a great offer. Find out more & head to their social platforms to enter.

Winnow Barns
Holiday Lodge Giveaway for NHS workers by Hoe Grange Holidays

Felicity & David have opened up their Peak District Farm to offer award winning, accessible holidays in beautiful lodges & glamping pods on their land. They are offer a free 3 night stay in one of their glamping pods to treat an NHS worker when this is over. Thank you guys! Find out more about Hoe Grange and head to their social platforms for more.

Hoe Grange Holidays
Felicity & David from Hoe Grange Holidays