Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. They create jobs, drive innovation, and strengthen communities. But small businesses face a lot of challenges, including competition from big businesses, rising costs, and a lack of access to capital.
My name is Jim Vassar and I own and operate B Shutters and Blinds. I have a staff of local craftspeople and a sales team all from right here in Southern California. It's so important to support small businesses. When you buy from a small business, you're not just getting a product or service, you're also supporting a local job creator, an entrepreneur, and a member of your community.
Here are just a few of the reasons why supporting small businesses is important:
Small businesses create jobs. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses create two out of every three new jobs in the United States. When you buy from a small business, you're helping to create jobs in your community.
Small businesses drive innovation. Small businesses are responsible for a significant amount of innovation in the United States. They're more likely to introduce new products and services than large businesses. When you buy from a small business, you're helping to support innovation.
Small businesses strengthen communities. Small businesses are an important part of the fabric of our communities. They provide a place for people to gather, they sponsor local events, and they donate to local charities. When you buy from a small business, you're helping to strengthen your community.
So next time you're out shopping, make a point of supporting a small business. You'll be glad you did.
Here are a few tips for supporting small businesses:
Shop locally. When you can, try to buy your goods and services from businesses that are located in your community.
Buy from businesses that are owned by minorities and women. These businesses often face additional challenges, so your support is especially important.
Become a regular customer. When you become a regular customer of a small business, you're showing them that you value their products or services. This can help them to grow and succeed.
Leave positive reviews. When you're happy with the products or services you've received from a small business, take a few minutes to leave a positive review online. This can help other people to discover the business and become customers.
By following these tips, you can help to make a difference in the lives of small business owners and the strength of your community. B Shutters and Blinds is proud to say that we're a local small business and we look forward to meeting you and your family.