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6 Big Reasons Why You Should Shop Small Every Day
1. Small businesses give back (more) to your community
When you support a local business, you’re also supporting your town, city, and neighborhood. Business pay sales taxes to the city and county the business is located in. Stray to a big box business elsewhere and that money isn’t benefiting your community at all. Plus, that tax money is used to support public schools, parks, roads, and sidewalks, as well as fund public service workers, like firefighters.
What’s more, according to Civic Economics, “on average, 48% of each purchase at local independent businesses is recirculated locally, compared to less than 14% of purchases at chain stores.”
2. Small businesses make a major economic impact
As mentioned above, more than half of the U.S.’s jobs since 1995 were created by small businesses. And according to the SBA, since 1990, big businesses eliminated 4 million jobs, while small businesses added 8 million jobs. The more you shop at a local store, the more potential job opportunities you could help them provide.
3. Small businesses provide better customer service
Small business owners strive to survive and one of the biggest advantages they have over large retailers is the ability to provide more personable, hands-on, and memorable customer service.
4. Small businesses provide greater access to product diversity
Small businesses have just as much access to vendors (who also determine pricing, not stores) that big box businesses do. If a small business doesn’t have the products you want or need, ask them – they’re also usually much more receptive and willing to order them for you.
5. Small businesses create a sense of community
You’re much more likely to get to know a small business owner in your neighborhood. According to a study conducted by Trulia and noted in Forbes, the second most popular desire amongst urbanites is a stronger sense of community – number one being more local restaurants.
6. You’re going to feel good
Summitra - 10% Off (Excluding Alcohol)
Bushel & Peck - 5% Discount on Store Purchases
Mad Monks' Coffee Shop - 5% Discount
Sokel Skin and Makeup - $5.00 off first facial.
Elle's Niche - 10% Off (excludes Gift Cards)
B.Vintage - 10% Off Home Decor (Excluding Annie Sloan Products and Not Applicable with other Promotions)
Abolitionist Ale Works - Lunch Special Coming Soon!
Mediterranean Cafe - 10% Off (Excludes Weekends)
Thrive Gift Shop - $5.00 Off Gift Shop or Professional Center Purchase $50.00 or over.
Skippers Deli's and Dips - 10% Off
Grandma's Diner - 10% Off
Welsh Systems - 10% Off All Retail Products
Two Rivers Treads - 10% Off Full Prices Item
Sugar Whipped Cakery - 10% Off Cupcakes
Art Deko Dekor - 10 % Off
The Hobbies Shop - Buy one , 2nd item of equal or lesser value is 10% Off
Bars and Booths - 10% Off All Furniture, 10% Off All Smalls, 30% Off All T-Shirts, Decorator Signs - Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Needful Things - 15% Off Furniture and Clothing (Note: Cannot be combined with other offers.)
Needful Things II - 15% Off Furniture and Clothing (Note: Cannot be combined with other offers.)
Paddy's Pub - 10% Off (Excluding Alcohol)
Op Shop - 10% Off
Jefferson County Museum - 10% Off Entrance Fee
Wooden Shoe Antiques and Lighting - 15% Off (Excluded New and Ordered Parts)
Rivas Gourmet Market - 15% Off Kids toys and puzzles, T-shirts - 10% Off Salsa
4 State Real Estate - $500.00 towards home warranty or appraisal when you purchase or sell your house.
Blackwell Realty - Free application fees for renters and a home warranty up to $500.00 for buyers.
Trophies R US - 10% Off all website pricing on their flip book catalogs; all sports teams that order $100.00 or more in awards receive a free 6*8 cherry finish plaque for coach, manager, or teams mom. Contact business for appointment.
More businesses to come!