SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: NOVEMBER 25TH
SHOPPING LOCAL IN GREATER CHARLOTTE
"In a world where you can shop anywhere, shop local."
Small Business Saturday is a perfect day to shop and buy local in Greater Charlotte! Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday encourages consumers to shop at their local neighborhood stores all across the nation. In the years since 2010, when Small Business Saturday was first introduced by American Express during the Great Recession, American Express reports that approximately $163 billion has been spent in local businesses in the past 12 years.
"Good things come to those who shop local."
Top Reasons To Shop & Buy Local
Did you know that every time you spend $100 at a locally owned business, $67 remains in the community, while only $1 remains in the community when buying from a mega on-line retailer and only $43 remain if buying from a national chain?
More reasons to shop and buy local in Charlotte:
- You help create and keep local jobs. Small businesses have generated 12.9 million net new jobs over the past 25 years, accounting for two out of every three jobs added to the economy. Shopping local helps keep this going.
- You help the environment in the form of less fuel for transporting and delivering goods... much kinder to the planet.
- You help your community's tax base as local sales taxes get reinvested in the community.
- You help your community's well being. Did you know that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of large chains? One study showed local businesses contribute 250% more!
"When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance."
"Support Small-mart, not Wal-mart."
5 WAYS TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS ALL YEAR IN ADDITION TO SHOPPING LOCAL
A 2021 LendingTree survey discovered that 63% of Americans know a small business in their community that permanently closed due to the pandemic. If that isn't a reason to support small businesses in your community, I don't know what is.
This information about Small Business Saturday and the importance of shopping local is provided by Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty, Greater Charlotte residential real estate expert. I've been opening doors for Charlotte area buyers and sellers for 25 years.
Did you know that when you buy or sell a home with a real estate agent you are supporting a small local business?
If you're considering purchasing or selling a home in the Greater Charlotte area, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to show you why experience matters and how: