What three independent businesses would you miss if they disappeared?
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3 – Think about which three independently owned businesses you’d miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Pick up a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around.
50 – If just half the employed US population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.
68- For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.
1- The number of people it takes to start the trend…..you.