Faith and Jae come up with inventive way to keep their businesses going

Two local businesses have agreed to carry out a skills exchange during challenging economic times.

By Sue Wilkinson
Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 1:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 1:44 pm
She has teamed up with a graphic designer
She has teamed up with a graphic designer

Faith Young Writer and Jae Bostock graphic designer arranged a skills exchange meaning no money exchanged hands yet both businesses benefited from the talents of the other.

Faith, who lives and works in Scarborough, said: “In the middle of March, the Covid-19 situation escalated rapidly and being self-employed, this had considerable impact on my business, and I know many other people are in the same boat.

“I wrote a blog about it and shared it on LinkedIn, suggesting local businesses offer a skills exchange for an hour or two, meaning at least businesses were kept ticking over and creative.

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“The article has had over 800 views and Jae offered to exchange her design talents for my copywriting ones.”

Jae said: “I saw the article on LinkedIn and Faith and I have exchanged details and information. I came up with several designs for Faith’s business and in exchange, Faith has written a testimonial, will write some content for my website and has shared our work on social media.

“I have a number of local and regional clients and working with independent businesses means each one is different with their own unique services and products.”

Jae has designed for a number of local businesses including Toy Toy Jac, GWD Painter and Decorator and Thistledown Flowers, while Faith helps a number of clients with their blogs, websites and PR.