About the “in-betweeners” / potential market … The current suggestion, after talking with several people who should know … goes like this: Here in Germany, there are local semi-governmental organizations, like the Chamber of Commerce … and I guess the situation isnt much different in other countries.
So one should try to reach respective persons via e-mail etc, and tell them: “Hey, we know you want to keep your members afloat - and we’d like to stay afloat as well, so why not work together? We offer this and that, and with “we”, that is, several independent people and smaller companies working together … so this isnt just a one man show, and we’re not doing this just to get rich - we want to keep all the the small sized stores, shops, locations etc. afloat, keep the diversity of our towns and cities, which else, thanks to the decreed lockdowns, would be not around in a few months. (…)”
Something along of these lines. So the board of trade / chamber of commerce, would be one option, the other is local marketing and small to midsize business networks, etc. pp.
This is the current combat plan. When the upcoming week is done, I might be able to tell a different story - if this actually worked out, is still in the process of, and so on.