Saving Main Street with help from your local Post Office
I’m an enthusiastic supporter of small businesses and it’s with a heavy heart that I’ve watched Main Street suffer this past year as a result of the pandemic. Small business owners have worked tirelessly, with grace and grit, to weather a steady stream of seemingly unending operational challenges. The good news is, there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. I am happy to see more businesses starting to reopen in my neighborhood every week. This gives me hope that the positive trend will continue, and our Main Streets will soon be bustling once again.
That’s why I’m so pleased to share that the Postal Service is dedicating the month of May to help support small businesses with activities like our Grow Your Business Days. It’s our way of doing what we can to provide additional support as small businesses recover and pivot. These community-based events are intended to raise awareness about resources that can help them grow. Small business owners looking to recover, or entrepreneurs with a dream looking to start something new, will both benefit from attending. They’ll learn about the new USPS Loyalty program for business users of Click-N-Ship, shipping options for expanding their online channels and why direct mail is more effective than ever at gaining new customers or re-engaging with current ones.
If you are a small business owner or know one, I invite you to learn more about our free Grow Your Business Day events by checking the nationwide listing in the Postal Service’s Newsroom at https://about.usps.com/newsroom/events.
While we can’t change what they’ve been forced to deal with, we can do everything in our power to help them as they recover. Small businesses are the backbone of Main Streets everywhere and the Postal Service is here to support them, now more than ever.