Before we dive in to this week’s roundup, we’d like to share some positive feedback we’ve had from some of you high street business owners this week.

It was really refreshing to hear real life stories about the high streets and knowing that what we’re doing is making a difference, despite all the bad news we’re all seeing every day related to COVID-19.

Below, you can find a short clip of Richard from RJ Balson Butchers in Bridport, Dorset, telling us a bit about how his business is adapting to meet the new demands of his community.


We also received this great feedback from David, owner of MonTeas in Monmouth, Wales:

“My personal confidence and assurance has increased by observing, listening and following the guidance that all of you have been providing. Thank you seems not enough but rest assured it’s huge.”

Thank YOU, high street business owners, for taking on this challenge in good spirits!

If you’re an independent high street business owner, local champion or authority or simply care about the future of your local high street, feel free to send your thoughts on the current situation and what’s working for you, as well as what you’re doing to prepare for the future to chloe@joinjo.com!

We’ll be sharing these responses with our industry-wide community, so it’s a great opportunity for getting your business and expertise seen by thousands of people, as well as supporting other high street business owners.



This week’s tips cover everything from using CitySprint to deliver your products to preparing for a post-COVID-19 world. We share these videos every day exclusively on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube channels. 

You can also find them as audio snippets on major podcast platforms like Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts!

MONDAY – In Monday’s video, Chloe discussed why it’s now more important than ever to offer local delivery to your customers. Watch the video here.

TUESDAY – Sarah shared her thoughts on what we can all do to prepare for a post-COVID-19 world, getting a head start ready for when we can get back onto our high streets. See what she had to say here.

WEDNESDAY – Wednesday’s video with Fraser was about getting paid in advance to boost your cash flow while on lockdown. Watch the video here

THURSDAY – On Thursday, Jem talked about how using a third party delivery service like CitySprint can support your business. Find out more here.

FRIDAY – To finish the week, Chloe shared her thoughts on starting a blog and why it’s important for your business. Perhaps that can be something you try over the weekend! See what she has to say about it here.


We’ll keep sharing ideas with you every day, so make sure to tune in!

If you used any of these tips in your business we’d love to hear about it. Feel free to tag #SaveTheHighStreet or write to us on social media, or you can drop us a message at hello@joinjo.com.