Bridge funds to aid small pet-related organizations and digital and virtual platforms are available to assist pet businesses in need of immediate solutions.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT
In response to the current Covid-19 outbreak, Pet Events, Inc. has announced a crowdfunding campaign to provide bridge funds to pet-related businesses and organizations who may be struggling to make ends meet. In addition, they are launching digital marketing solutions and virtual platforms, which will be available at cost, to help transition small businesses which rely on in person, face to face environments to the virtual world.
The crowdfunding campaign is being launched through fundable.com and the priority will be on independent businesses, sole-proprietors and organizations that do not have other resources available when faced with a decline in business or revenue. Organizations which need financial assistance may submit a request along with a general description of their current challenge, and funds will be dispersed based on immediate need, and business size, among other factors. In order to apply for assistance each organization is asked to provide two references, and basic, general business information.
“We love to support the pet community in any way possible,” said Ethan Barnett, Vice President of Events for Pet Events, Inc. “We want to support the industry that has made our events possible for over ten years. Our pets will need these services and products for years to come, and now is the time when they need us. By investing in this campaign, you will help these businesses be there for you and your pet after this national crisis has ended.”
In addition to funding for small businesses, Pet Events, Inc. is also offering assistance with digital marketing and virtual platforms through Pet Business Assist. Services such as social media promotions, email and text campaigns, press release creation and distribution, website creation, graphic design, video production, and more are available at cost. The services are designed to help small businesses move to a digital and online presence at a time when face to face meetings and events are not possible.
“We have produced over 250 pet events nationwide over a 10-year period,” said Barnett. “We have a very active social media presence across the country, have established contacts within the industry, and have a talented in-house design team to meet any client’s needs. These services can really help small businesses evolve and grow their reach. Right now, we are all in this together and we have an opportunity to leverage our experience in the industry to assist businesses in survival mode.”