06/07/16

3 Ways to Help a Small Business in Your Hometown

According to statistics released by the Small Business Administration in 2013, small business makes up three-quarters of the total enterprises in the US. In addition, these businesses created up to 63% of the jobs in the country, in the years from 1993 to mid-2013. The small stores in your hometown such as coffee shops, farmer’s market, grocers, bakers and confectioners, cafeterias, and boutiques are all run by local entrepreneurs. Considering the value of their contribution to the economy, you can do your bit to help them thrive. But before you set out to do that, do keep in mind that each town has its own USP. And, to help its commerce best, you’ll have to learn everything you can about it. Here’s how to begin.

Explore the small Businesses in Your Hometown

Whether you’ve lived in a community for a while or if you’ve recently moved in, take the time to explore the local markets and businesses. Many of the stores could be located close to your home. And, you can save on having to drive around simply because they are accessible by foot.

Shop at the Local Stores

Each time you go shopping, make it point to shop only at those stores that are run by the  entrepreneurs in the town’s community and those that stock locally-made products. Try these tips.

Buy Food in Local Stores

Choose a community-owned cafeteria or market when shopping for groceries or dining out. There are a number of positives in it for you.

Besides helping the entrepreneurs and development of the economy of the town, you’ll be building a close-knit community where people know and support each other. By supporting the community, you’ll be encouraging the opening of new small businesses that will in turn benefit you.

It takes a little cash to change the world.

So what are you waiting for?

About the author

Tyler Heaps
Tyler is a member of the Lendio marketing team. He is passionate about digital marketing, small business, and helping small business owners succeed. Tyler is an outdoorsman and loves spending time with his family.

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