Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:43

Two Ideas to Generate Cash Flow During COVID-19

SARATOGA COUNTY —The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce President Todd Shimkus stated in a press release two creative ideas to generate income to small businesses.

A local couple looking to support some of their favorite small businesses presented the first idea. They have setup two “PRE-PAID house” accounts, one at a local hardware store and the other at a local market. A” PRE-PAID house” account means that an individual gives money to a local business and as this person makes future purchases the account is drawn down.

The store owner will treat the account as store credit. If your business would like to allow your most loyal customers to help you by setting up a PRE-PAID House Account, please send Devin Zurlo an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“We want to help all businesses deemed non-essential to secure as much support and money as possible during this crisis,” Shimkus said.

Many businesses offer the ability to purchase gift cards online for products or services. The chamber announced working on a special promotion that can reach thousands of people via email and social media that will showcase our members who offer people the opportunity to buy online gift cards.

If you’d like to be a part of this promotion, please share with Andrea Cole via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your company email, the specific website link where people can purchase a gift card from you, and any special incentives you might be offering to encourage the sales of gift cards while your actual place of business is closed.

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