During the pandemic, many people have faced hardships. One group in particular that has been impacted the most is local businesses. But, many people do not realize how important local businesses are to the community, or do not know how to help. That is why I created Local Focal.
What it does
Local Focal is a website that focuses on educating people about the contributions of local businesses to the community, ways to support these businesses, and where to find them.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
The biggest challenge I ran into was figuring out how to motivate people to support local businesses. I realized that I needed a way to draw people's attention towards just how important these businesses are.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I am proud of the design of the Local Focal website.
What I learned
As someone who focuses a lot on programming, working on Local Focal gave me the opportunity to learn more about web development. I also learned a lot about the contributions of local businesses to the community while doing research for this project.
What's next for Local Focal
I am planning on adding a page that features different local businesses each week, sorted by location. I am also planning on adding a forum where people can discuss local businesses they like, and recommend places to each other.