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Think Local This Holiday Season

November 14, 2017

Small businesses give back more to your community

  • When you support a local business, you’re also supporting YOUR town. Business pay sales taxes to the city and county the business is located in. Plus, that tax money is used to support public schools, parks, roads, and sidewalks, as well as fund public service workers, like firefighters.

  • Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

  • Have you ever been to one of our tag sales? If so you know how important giving back is to Simplicity! Non-profit organizations receive on average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

Small businesses provide better customer service

  • We can promise, you're not just a number at Simplicity; YOUR our friends.

  • Small business owners strive to survive and one of the biggest advantages they have is the ability to provide more personable, hands-on, and memorable customer service.

  • Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.

  • Service with a smile goes the extra mile!

REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
  •  Locally owned businesses make more local purchases requiring less transportation, and generally set up shop in town or city centers.We are all about reusing & recycling here at Simplicity. We care about the environment and that shows! #NotAPlasticBag   

 

CREATE MORE GOOD JOBS
  • Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.We love having members of our community work for us! Being a Hudson Valley native, I have found such a love for this community- and no one loves us like we do. 

 

& You’re going to feel good

How do you get more involved in the small business movement? This is a great start:

  • Shop small, of course! And not just on Small Business Saturday, but every day that you can. Go to your locally owner stores and get to know the owner who’s paying taxes to keep your neighborhood alive. 

  • Get vocal on social – Post pictures, tweets, and status updates of either the small business you own, or of yourself shopping at one, and be sure to use the hashtag #ShopSmall. Also write positive reviews for the small businesses you love and support.

  • Share this post and others like it– Raise awareness and show your support.


 

SHOP THE WAY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS DO – SUPPORT LOCAL! #SHOPSMALL

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