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Supporting Small Businesses

Small businesses are facing the greatest challenge of their lifetimes, with 47% saying they might not survive the next 6 months, or are unsure of how long they will stay afloat if current circumstances persist. Now more than ever, they need our help.

We’re investing $1 billion in direct support, tools, and resources to help small businesses stay open.

Good ideas deserve to be found.

Small businesses rely on personalized ads to reach the people who will love their products and help their business grow. Small and medium-sized businesses who reported using targeted advertising on Facebook’s family of apps were twice as likely to target new customers and to sell new products.

The Local Businesses We Love

Even though Coogan’s has closed, the connection and camaraderie it fostered live on. Coogan’s owners Pete, Tess and Dave started a small business fund to help local businesses and keep the neighborhood spirit alive. Learn how you can help.



The oldest Chinese bakery in Chicago baking traditional Hong Kong style pastries, tasty baos, and more since 1986.

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J. Landress Brass is New York City’s only brass instrument store, specializing in the repair, restoration and sale of brass musical instruments.

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Bespokuture is the ultimate destination for bespoke suits in Atlanta, Georgia and beyond.

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Chefs across the country are transforming their local communities

Explore six cities to find Chefs that are transforming their local businesses to better serve their communities

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Erick Williams

Virtue — Chicago, IL

Chicago’s buzzy chef raised money to pay his staff during COVID shutdowns, then turned efforts to raising money for frontline workers.

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Greg Baxtrom

Olmsted and Maison Yaki — New York City, NY

Popular Brooklyn chef Greg Baxtrom of Olmsted and Maison Yaki has pivoted both of his businesses since COVID-19 hit.

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Marciela Vega

8ARM — Atlanta, GA

Marciela Vega, the executive chef at 8ARM runs a business that's part exhibition space, part restaurant, and part CSA.

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Kevin Lieu

GAI — San Francisco, CA

GAI's Kevin Lieu worked closely with Feed the Line to donate comfort food to support his community during the pandemic.

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Edward Lee

Succotash — Washington, D.C.

Chef Edward Lee's southern hospitality is helping his community throughout the pandemic with The LEE Initiative — mentorship program.

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Glory Wells

Wanda J's Next Generation — Tulsa, OK

Faced with uncertainty, this Tulsa chef made her restaurant a 'safe haven' during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Ways to Take Action

You have the ability to help small businesses right now. Find out how.

Before You Go In Person

Get updates on how to stay safe and stop the spread of COVID-19 while shopping and supporting small businesses.

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Businesses Nearby

Keeping it local can help your community. Find out current information about businesses near you.

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Message a Business

Make one-on-one contact with businesses you love. Ask them detailed questions and express your support.

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Review a Business

Write a love letter to your favorite small business. Let them know that you care and recommend them to others.

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Shop on Marketplace

Discover new things from businesses near you. Your purchase helps physical stores and online stores alike.

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Shop on Instagram

Browse your feed and instantly buy what catches your eye. Discover businesses near you and around the world.

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Order Food Online

Get food from your favorite restaurants. Check out their profiles and learn how to make an order.

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Are you a small business looking for resources?

Visit our Small Business Hub to find tools, digital trainings and tips to stay open and connected to customers during Covid-19.

Actions Facebook is Taking

Over 200 million businesses use our platforms every month to connect with customers, hire and grow. Here’s what we’re doing to support them.

Making Direct Investments

We’re setting a goal to spend $1 billion with diverse suppliers next year and every year thereafter, including at least $100 million annually with Black-owned suppliers. In addition, we’re investing $100 million in Black-owned small businesses, Black creators and nonprofits that serve the Black community in the US.

Building Tools

We’ve made it easier for communities find and support local businesses on our platforms, like Businesses Nearby on Facebook, Facebook Shops, and a support small business sticker on Facebook and Instagram.

Providing Resources and Training

We launched a Business Resource Hub to help small businesses get the tools and information they need to stay open and connected to customers during Covid-19. More than 100 million people tuned into our Boost with Facebook programming last year, and we exceeded our goal to reach 1 million black-owned businesses and 1 million LatinX businesses with digital trainings.