There’s no doubt small businesses are doing it tough in this new world we’re living in. Many companies in Melbourne Central have had to shut their doors – including us! But that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to support small businesses in Melbourne Central in other ways.

Here are 10 small businesses you could help today:

 

1| Pick up a coffee at Streat

 

Streat is now offering a home delivery service for fresh produce so you won’t have to leave the house – even for a trip to the grocery store!

 

 

2| Grab some sushi takeaway from O-Bento

 

Bento boxes make a perfect takeaway meal and O-Bento provides a large range to suit all tastes. Their gyoza dumplings and yakitori dishes are worth sampling too.

 

 

3| Get a hair cut at Sui Central

 

The 30-minute hairdressing limit has been relaxed and you can now take your time in the salon, supporting your local hairdresser as you get styled. Emerge from isolation without having to worry about split ends or regrowth.

 

 

4| Brighten someone’s day with a bouquet from Star Florist

 

Missed your bestie’s birthday because you’ve been stuck at home? Make it up to them with an online order from Star Florist, located in the Melbourne Central area.

 

 

5| Change your oil while your car sits idle at Ace Mechanics

 

Chances are you’re not using your car that much these days. With a head office near Melbourne Central, Ace Mechanics can make the most of your car’s downtime and come to you with its mobile service. 

 

 

6| Work out at home with Fitness First

 

Gyms might be closed across the country, but many of these businesses are embracing the chance to evolve their online classes. Fitness First, which has a Melbourne Central gym, is no exception, and its app will encourage you to get active at home.

 

 

 

7| Get motivated in Lorna Jane active wear

 

Get set for home workouts with some new threads. Lorna Jane in Melbourne Central is offering one-on-one appointments where you can book in a private stylist session knowing the store has been sanitised between each booking.

 

 

8| Support your home-school plans with Smiggle

 

Are you struggling with home-schooling while schools switch to remote-learning? Why not encourage your kids to stay on track with new stationery from Smiggle? Their Melbourne Central location may be closed but you can still place an order online.

 

 

9| Explore the Stay Home range with Pretty Little Thing 

 

Embrace loungewear while in isolation. Pretty Little Thing has released a Stay Home range which you can purchase online.

 

 

10| Beat the boredom with Zing Pop Culture 

 

You might not be browsing the shelves of Zing Pop Culture’s cards, comics and board games in Melbourne Central but nothing’s stopping you from placing an order online.

 

One of the best ways to support small businesses in Melbourne Central at this time is by getting onto the net and placing an order. 

 

Go on, it’s not like you’re going anywhere…