San Antonio Small Businesses Going Virtual During COVID-19

We're checking in on everyone out there who may be going stir crazy. Do you feel you have this social distancing down to a science? Well what is the science behind social distancing? Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infection or disease. Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings, and cancelling events.

It is our responsibility as a small business to make sure our community stays safe and our families stay healthy. Whether you’re staying working from home by yourself or sharing your space with your family and kids, we hope to give you ideas of how to spend your time in a healthy and happy manner. Check out all these amazing opportunities to spend your time and support local small businesses at the same time.

1. OBB Creative Hour | Virtual Bath Bomb Classes
Activity: Purchase bath bomb kits with all your supplies on our website and tune in at your convenience. If you miss your time slot no problem, just tune in to the next live stream on YouTube. We will ship all orders within 48hrs. Many will be shipped the same day.
When: 2 Livestreams on Wednesdays, 2 Livestreams on Fridays
Cost: Youtube Live Viewing is FREE. Individual kits $35 + FREE SHIPPING
2. inBalance Studios | Virtual Pilates Classes
Activity: Pilates classes from the comfort of your own home!
Cost: First week is free, then $29/month. Includes studio and/or virtual classes. 
3. Rainbow Gardens | Online Gardening Classes
Activity: Due to all seminars and classes being cancelled, future classes will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Staying home is a great opportunity to tend to your garden, and Rainbow Gardens wants to help you get started. Their first class is available Saturday 3/21 - Spring into Summer Vegetables.
Cost: FREE
4. Mel Marie Yoga | Online Streaming Classes and Workshops
Activity: Online streaming yoga classes, meditations, sound baths, and more!
Cost: Varies. Donations accepted for classes, workshops are $20.
5. Annex Coworking | Virtual "Get Tax Ready" Event
Activity: Join Stephanie Martinez CPA as she shares the info you need to know to get your business ready for tax season. Stephanie will teach us:
how to understand basic financial statements; tax basics (what information you need to gather and how you are taxed); how to work with a tax professional (when is it time to hire, how to work with a pro). She will also be available to answer your questions!
When: Tue, March 24, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
Cost: $22
6. Pure Barre SATX | Daily Facebook Live Classes
Activity: Daily Facebook Live workouts will be uploaded to their Pure Barre Go Page! Stay active and enjoy a new workout every day from the comfort of your home.
Cost: FREE
7. Joy Ride Studio | IG Live Workouts + Virtual Cycle Classes
Activity: Enjoy a mix of pilates and bodyweight workouts every day, twice a day on IG Live.
When: 2 IG Live Classes daily at 10am and 3pm EST
Cost: IG Live Classes are FREE. Cycle classes through Forte available to anyone with a stationary bike at home with 30 day free trial. Use code: JOYRIDE89

Remember to support local whenever you can and encourage friends and family to engage virtually with small businesses. There is no better time to be an amazing friend and check on each other as we all weather this difficult period. 

Contributing Writer: Mi Nguyen, OBB Event Coordinator & Social Media Manager

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