Why Shop Small #shopsmall
There are so many reasons to shop small this holiday season and really anytime of the year. When you shop small, you are supporting your community and local economic development. How?
Local businesses pay sales taxes to then city and county the business is located in, and that tax money supports your public schools, parks, roads, and public service workers like local police and firefighters.
When you shop local, “on average, 48% of each purchase at local independent businesses is recirculated locally, compared to less than 14% of purchases at chain stores.” (SBA)
You also support local job growth.
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.
Also, small business provide better customer service, more product diversity and locally made, unique wares, clothing, food and drink. Small businesses also give back to local charities, non-profits and causes that support their community. When you shop local, you feel a sense of satisfaction that you are part of your community’s success.
Downtown Richmond’s Shop Small Campaign #DowntownRichKY
Downtown Richmond Association began a promotion this month with a video series to showcase our local small businesses in our beautiful and growing Downtown. Check out the following videos to explore all that Downtown has to office this holiday season.
I. Specialty Shops: Cottage on Main, Mike’s Hike And Bike & Currier’s Music World
II. Boutique, Clothing, Jewelry: Adorabelle’s, Leeds Fine Jewelry, and Twine Market & Design
III. Cafes: Four Sisters Soap & Tea Emporium, Purdy’s Coffee Co., and Cafe Meeples
IV. Restaurants: Babylon Cafe, Southern Sweets Candy, and Jackson’s Restaurant
Please share and use #DowntownRichKY when shopping, eating and visiting Downtown!