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Directory of Local Businesses and How One Might Support/Purchase From Them

Have created a local directory for restaurants, grocers and volunteers in the area. http://upliftldn.com/ The purpose is to show local biz.

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Businesses have been massively affected by COVID-19. Local businesses are much more heavily hit than the big players. As a result, I think it would be good to create local directories for local businesses and volunteers to find the groups around them and support the businesses and organisations combatting COVID-19. As a result, local businesses and their employees can be uplifted by community residents. f

What is the need are you focusing on?

I am focused on the need of helping local businesses and local volunteer organisations that are trying to combat COVID-19 in various ways from food supply, food donations to helping those more at risk of catching COVID-19. By having a local database of people around you in your local directory, you will be more aware of the businesses, groups and volunteers around you and how you can get involved.

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

A pivot I have seen which I think has been effective has been how Disney has changed its film distribution model through its Disney+ channel such as releasing films on their platform rather than necessarily just in the cinema so that they can keep people entertained as well as reducing middle man cost.

What is your profession?

Engineer

Where are you located (country)?

UK

Where are you located (region)?

  • Europe

Which industry do you work in?

  • Technology

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your submission? Are you participating in these efforts?

I will be participating in Tech Stars hackathon this weekend although not necessarily on this idea.

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Welcome to the challenge Daniel Jiang  . Great to read through your inspiration. Feel free to explore more ideas here and on the ideas phase: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/covid-19-business-pivot-challenge-ideation/ideas