Summer is often considered to be a patriotic season. From Memorial Day to the Fourth of July to Labor Day, Americans happily take breaks from work to picnic, play and celebrate their country and all of those who make this a wonderful place to live.
Again, we know that this year is going to feel different. Largely because of the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, vacations are being rescheduled or canceled, and businesses – especially small businesses – are struggling to make up for lost time.
What could be more patriotic than supporting those small businesses? Whether it’s a family restaurant, your neighborhood pool supply store or an independently owned and operated professional cleaning business.
During tough times, people are fond of saying, “We are all in this together.” That has never been so true. We are in it together, but we all have different challenges as well.
Here are a few reasons that we all should make this a season for small businesses:
Small business fuels the American Dream
The Small Business Administration reports there are 30.2 million small businesses in the U.S. Many of those are entrepreneurs who decide to buy a franchise, convert their hobby into a career or start something completely different in an effort to do something that makes them happy and supports themselves or their families. Do you know the small business owners in your town? Local business owners constitute a very diverse group! Approximately 15 million small businesses are owned by minorities; 12.3 million are owned by women; 8 million are owned by immigrants; and 2.52 million are owned by veterans.
The owners are your neighbors
You probably know the folks who own and operate that quaint restaurant, dry cleaner or craft supplies shop. They may live around the corner or serve on a committee with you at your kids’ school. Maybe you go to the same church. So, it feels good to support them in their business endeavors. Like you, small business owners are invested in your community and in making it a better place to live. Even if you don’t know each other well, they may recognize you, and you can count on them doing a great job and providing personalized customer service with a smile when you patronize their businesses as well as when you pass them in the grocery store.
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