Small business matters a great deal to every community
With 43% of the job market across the United States comprised of small businesses, these “little” giants are more important than you may realize. On average, for every $100 spent, roughly $68 stays within your local economy—These local companies are truly the backbone of the communities they operate within. They add character, support community involvement, offer innovation, stimulate the job market, and foster the values within their town.
Did you know that 52% of small business owners donate to charity? 90% of those are to local causes. A prime example of a local business supporting the values of their community is Central Texas Soaps. While taking down their set-up from Ladies Night Out, a recent shopping event in Brady, Lora Rhae stated that all her profits from the night would buy new uniforms for the local Boy Scout troops— which wouldn’t have been possible before their participation in the event. Every dollar spent at her booth that night went right back to a local organization!
If you look at the big picture, you will clearly see that the large corporations aren't the ones sponsoring groups and organizations like your little league teams within your community. They are not the ones donating to your local food pantry either. It is your neighborhood businesses' that contribute time and funds to support interest at a local level. They are the ones that nurture your community. After all, they live, work, worship, shop, and take pride in their hometown — just as you do.