The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the economy hard, no matter the scale. Markets are shut and businesses are closed leading every individual to go through a tough time. Looking at global health, thousands of new cases are reported every day and the death toll is on a rise. Lockdown and self-isolation have become the only weapons to fight against this deadly virus ensuring people’s safety. Keeping the current situation in mind, Designhill has created a platform to assist fellow businesses and entrepreneurs who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus not only impacted the lives of the people, but it has severely affected the working of the businesses as well. From local stores to big brands, every type of business is trembled by the deadly virus.
In the wake of this crisis, Designhill, a leading online creative marketplace, has stepped up to support affected businesses across the globe. It’s a not-for-profit initiative to financially support businesses that are facing the calamitous consequences of the coronavirus.
Designhill is driven by the passion of having helped more than 1 million businesses to build their brand across the globe and keep on doing whatever it takes to support fellow entrepreneurs in the hard times.
Designhill has created a pro bono platform SOSlocalbusiness.com where businesses can register and request their regular or loyal customers as well as local communities to help and support them during these unprecedented times.
The motive of the initiative is to raise the much-needed working capital to survive in these times of crisis.
How Does SOSlocalbusiness Work?
Designhill has started the not-for-profit initiative to help COVID-affected local and small businesses where they can request their loyal customers as well as local communities to buy vouchers, subscriptions or gift cards in advance and redeem later when the situation improves and businesses are able to restart their operations.
Designhill’s Co-founder Rahul Aggarwal quoted, “We at Designhill serve business from diverse industries/sectors and wish to support them during such troubled times when they need us more than ever. We have a presence of a global audience of millions of users and have pledged to dedicate 40% of our resources to help all such small businesses through this initiative and help them to stay afloat by paying their staff and managing their fixed expenses.”
On This Platform:
- Any business will be able to sell vouchers or coupons or deals online to its customers for their goods or services.
- Customers who are loyal to certain brands and willing to help them financially can buy their vouchers or coupons for future redemption by paying forward thus, allowing these businesses to keep running.
Also, we have launched a number of other initiatives to help small businesses survive the crisis such as:
- One free logo for everyone
- Guides & resources
- Exclusive offers & discounts
- Inspirational stories
- Free virtual events
To help more and more entrepreneurs, we have expanded to the offered business categories which will help customers in supporting their favorite restaurants, cafés, fashion boutiques, salons, or any business which is facing shut down due to the ongoing lockdown.
Here, Designhill is merely acting as an agent/facilitator for these businesses and will not be charging any fee or commissions on any transactions. The purpose of helping local businesses to stay afloat and serve with gratitude once the lockdown is lifted.
If you are an individual who wishes to buy vouchers for numerous enlisted small businesses, visit SOSlocalbusiness.com. And, if you are a small business and want to register for the HSB (Help Small Business) program, you can mail us your request at email@example.com.