SMALL BUSINESS IS ESSENTIAL

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New Jersey gym owners have decided to re-open their gym, atilisgymbellmawr, in defiance of govmurphy’s orders.

The gym owners & protestors made it clear that they were not leaving, so the NJ Police arrived on scene and said, “You’re all in violation of the governor’s executive order and on that note, have a great day.” 🇺🇸 •
#smallbusinessisessential #freeNJ
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ReopenNY

It’s time for us small business owners to be heard.

It’s time to stop favoring the big guys.

It’s time to do the right thing and not let politics get the better of you.

It’s time for us small businesses to open our doors and continue to bring your cities the revenue you so rely on.

We were silent while we believed that saving lives required us to close down. We have rents to pay. We have deadlines to meet. And above all we have children home who are relying on us for their daily sustenance.
We are not asking for handouts.

We are not asking for loans.
We are asking for you to allow us to continue to earn an honest living.
How did we get to the point where we need to beg you to allow us to work?
Finally, why is Costco, Walmart, Target, BJ’s, etc. allowed to stay open? Did you notice their lines and traffic? Perhaps we can alleviate that by giving your constituents other shopping venues. We are all privately owned and operated and perhaps have even a greater interest in keeping our space safe? Why are our politicians favoring the “big guys”? We put sweat and toil into our businesses to service our local communities. United we all stand. We are all supporting each other through this!!!! reopenny #reopenny. realdonaldtrump nygovcuomo nycmayor ivankatrump @#smallbusinessisessential
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It's really important to support your local independents, especially during the current climate. You need them as much as they need you. Please support them 🥰 #SupportLocal #supportsmallbusiness #ShopLocal #Independents #smallbusinesses #SmallBusinessIsEssential #strongerasone ...

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🔺UPDATE 🔺 CLOSED ANOTHER WEEK ‼️ EFFECTIVE 7/13 - ?? (TBD)

We regret to inform you that we are being forced to close the gym again today, under the latest health order. All fitness centers are being ordered closed by Governor Newsom effective today in about 30 counties including Orange County. We apologize for the short notice, and the inconvenience of this unexpected closure in light of the current pandemic. As always, we will continue to monitor updates from health experts regarding what actions need to be taken, and do our best to keep our members informed. In the meantime, we thank those of you who have continued to show your support both from home and back on the mats. It was wonderful to have a few familiar faces back on the mats the last few weeks, and we really hope that we can return to normal again soon. 🙏

Schedule Update Effective 7/13:
We will be closed from Monday 7/13 through the end of the week.
We are hoping to return to the mats again next Monday 7/20 but we will send official updates as we learn more. Please visit our website (link in bio) for schedule updates & availability.
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Hypermodern Jiu-Jitsu
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We’re ready for a little In-Store Retail Therapy today between 11-4p. How about you? Come join the fun and see what’s new! (Please help us follow safety guidelines by bringing your 😷).🛍 .
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#retailtherapy
#shopgoldengalleon
#danapointharbor
#memorialdayweekend
#wearyourfacemask
#socialdistancing
#newarrivals
#openforbusiness
#shopsmall
#shoplocal
#supportsmallbusiness
#weloveourcustomers
#fashion
#smallbusinessisessential
#boutique
#ootd
#danapoint
#sanclemente
#sundayfunday
#lagunaniguel
#sanjuancapistrano
#staycation
#gifts
#shoes
#jewelry
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That’s right. It’s time to RECONNECT with your people so let us create a beautiful social media post for your business for FREE.
Send us your logo and message to:
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Let’s go!
#ahacda #allthethingsdonebetter #feastorfamine #wegotthis #smallbusinessisessential #comebackswinging #weloveyou #graphicdesign #cdaidaho #coeurdalene
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With the loss of farmers markets, craft and art fairs, it’s now more important than ever to support small businesses! I know it’s hard sometimes not going right to Amazon(and sometimes it’s cheaper) but they will not miss your business at all!

This long quarantine has been really hard on everyone, personally and professionally and we are all very unsure about the future. The only certainty is that it will be different. Being a small, American made, sustainable business has always been challenging, this pandemic and quarantine only made that harder.

Think about all of your purchases, know that they are more than just that! Know who and what your dollar supports. Feel good about where you spend your money and how your “things” are made! The loudest vote is often heard with your dollar!

It feels so good to spend your hard earned money on food made in your area, on goods sold by your friends, on things made in your back yard and by supporting independent business, your supporting families and helping to maintain a healthy, well rounded economy for our combined futures❣️

✨Small Business Friends! Please post a link for your business in the comments and feel free to repost this on you page! We need to stick together and support each other!

✨I know times are tough, if shopping is not in your budget, show your support and love by sharing, commenting and liking posts, post reviews for your favorite products. Interaction is the only way small businesses get seen on social media!

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#sharethelove #circulareconomy #savesmallbusiness
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"You have to stand up. The other option is more scary. Losing everything that you ever worked for and watching the ability to care for your family wither away into nothingness is a lot more scary than any potential ramifications from this today.” - atilisgymbellmawr Owner iansmithfitness on reopening his gym in defiance of the governor’s orders. •
#FreeNJ #SmallBusinessIsEssential 🇺🇸
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This dude is savage.  #reopentheworld #reopenUSA #REOPENBUSINESS #SMALLBUSINESSISESSENTIAL #ENDSHUTDOWN #womenfortrump #backtoworkAmerica #freeAmericaNow #weHaverights #wakeupCulture #LawDay #noimmunitycertificate #NoMandatoryVaccin #fakenews ...

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ReopenNY

It’s time for us small business owners to be heard.

It’s time to stop favoring the big guys.

It’s time to do the right thing and not let politics get the better of you.

It’s time for us small businesses to open our doors and continue to bring your cities the revenue you so rely on.

We were silent while we believed that saving lives required us to close down. We have rents to pay. We have deadlines to meet. And above all we have children home who are relying on us for their daily sustenance.
We are not asking for handouts.

We are not asking for loans.
We are asking for you to allow us to continue to earn an honest living.
How did we get to the point where we need to beg you to allow us to work?
Finally, why is Costco, Walmart, Target, BJ’s, etc. allowed to stay open? Did you notice their lines and traffic? Perhaps we can alleviate that by giving your constituents other shopping venues. We are all privately owned and operated and perhaps have even a greater interest in keeping our space safe? Why are our politicians favoring the “big guys”? We put sweat and toil into our businesses to service our local communities. United we all stand. We are all supporting each other through this!!!! reopenny #reopenny. realdonaldtrump ivankatrump nygovcuomo #governorcuomo #nygovcuomo #smallbusinessisessential
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Thank you to all our local customers who know the importance of supporting small, local shops...we wouldn’t be here without you ❤️ as the country reopens remember to continue to support your small local shops, restaurants and service providers❤️ ...

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, refused to stay closed and opened Tesla in CA against the government's orders. Because of the economic impact his company has on the state, Elon's threat to take the company out of the state protected him from shutdown/arrest consequences. But what about all the other businesses in CA, who aren't as big as Tesla, who could actually be ruined by opening against the government's orders? These are gross violations of our freedoms and Americans should not stand for it anymore. #ChurchIsEssential #SmallBusinessIsEssential #AllJobsAreEssential ...

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Final set of 4x5. Got 6 and failed 7. 🤷🏾‍♂️ maybe if I did this on first set I’d get 7. Calc1RM=377lb .
Strong and healthy💪🏾🦏 405 gonna be there before 2020, the greatest year ever, ends?🧐 .

#SBD #squat #benchpress #deadlift #powerlifting #idahopowerlifting #uspaidaho #usaplidaho #sumodeadlift #highfrequencytraining #dailyundulatingperiodization #idahome #idaho #boise #eagleidaho #freedom #AMERICA #covid19 #covid #stayhome #kissmyass #jobsareessential #healthandfitnessisessential #smallbusinessisessential #westsidebarbell #samsonbarbell
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Am I essential to you?

My name is Lisandra Antonio and I’ve been a licensed cosmetologist in the San Diego community for 9 years. Over this time, I have had the honor of gaining my clients trust, a gesture that I do not take lightly. Even as early as my beauty school days I was trained to protect their well-being. Before covid-19 was even a thought, cosmetologists where licensed to protect people from infectious disease. (HIV, MRSA, staph, etc.) We are certified for human contact, a privilege that many industries do not have.

Aside from that, I’ve had the privilege of being so many incredible woman’s friend behind the chair. Their confidant, their stress reliever. Sometimes the only place they can go to get away. These stay at home orders are dehumanizing. We are not able to socialize, self care has been put on a back burner. Gyms and out door activity are restricted. The salon is a place of love. A place where people go to rebalance and refresh. We need these safe havens now more than ever. I want to make my clients feel beautiful again, feel human again.
Not only am I able to serve the community, this position allows me to keep a roof over my family’s head and food on the table.

I am willing to implement any safeguards necessary for the health and safety of my guests such as requiring masks, gloves, limited occupancy, having no wait area, extra sanitation (on top of the already implemented sanitation and cleanliness required by the state board of cosmetology). Even our industry specific disinfectant barbicideblue was tested and proven to kill covid-19. I truly believe that being in my chair would be safer than a visit to the gas station or grocery store.

However, in order for me to operate, I first need the state of California to give me permission to work again.
This is me speaking up. Our industry is struggling. Many of the salons in San Diego are owned by self made entrepreneurs.
This is the American dream that we are letting die while big businesses continue to operate.
Are you with me?
If your a hairstylist I urge you to create post similar to this and tag your local city and state officials.
Together we can give small businesses a voice.
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This photo was taken by my lovely co-stylist hairpaintedwithjenny she captured such a candid happy moment.

The past few days I haven’t been very filled with laughter and light like I was this day. Today is a better day.

I keep reminding myself that this is ✨temporary✨ and it shall pass.

2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣1️⃣ was the year I found my passion.
I know we’ve all heard it “getting your hair cut isn’t essential so just stfu up already”.

10 years ago I was a lost soul. I had no direction, no passion.
I found my calling in beauty school and a 🔥 was lit in my heart.

I remember people saying “that’s a great choice everyone needs a haircut”

But it’s truly SO much more than “just cutting hair”.
(And I not just the fact that I have 20+ other services on my menu 🙄 gavinnewsom)

It’s creativity, passion, connection, compassion and it’s MY LIVELIHOOD.

Having my entire career ripped out from underneath me and having people tell me to “just get another job” is absolutely heart breaking.
Not to mention impossible as I battle millions of other Americans re-entering the work force.

I have a job.
I have a (almost) 10 year long career.
I have a waitlist of 80 people who would feel safe sitting in my chair tomorrow.
I serviced 68 clients in 5 weeks with 0 covid cases.
I have safety protocols THAT WORK.
I have a community of stylists standing beside me struggling every day to provide for their families.
I AM THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY.

P.S. don’t fucking message me if your just going to tell me some BS about how salons aren’t safe. Idc who you are you’ll get blocked. I’ve had enough this week.

#beautyindustry #iamthebeautyindustry #saveoursalons #stayfoxyob #saferinside #weareessential #smallbusinessisessential #savesmallbusiness #opensandiego #opensalons #sansiegohair #sandiegohairsalon
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Front line. Horn line. HD does it all. America’s most trusted Lt. Karl has your back...
#weekendwarrior #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinessisessential #HammondDesigned #mouthpiece #firefighter #musician #support #madeintheusa
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Despite facing financial pressure, America’s religious communities have shown tremendous character and have served faithfully throughout the crisis. Unfortunately, many anti-faith activists don't want religious communities to be able to faithfully serve. Unless we ensure religious liberty is essential, our country will have to pay a crippling price in real dollars. ...

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Well hello, life is opening back up. 👌👍🥂♥️ #needtogetout #houstonsrestaurant #ocisopen #f**kcoronavirus #opentheeconomy #smallbusinessisessential #prayerworks ...

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MISSION

Small Business is Essential was created to spotlight your photos & stories on why small business is essential to you during these trying times. 

Share this site on your social media to raise awareness.

Even if government doesn't consider your small business essential....

It is essential to YOU.

Some have lost loved ones.

Some have lost their income.

Some have lost their business, life's work, and savings. 

Some have lost hope. 

Even as we're socially distant, we must stand together and support each other.

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