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Did you know that the first week in May is National Small Business Week? In 2020, the number of small businesses in the US reached 31.7 million, making up nearly all (99.9 percent) US businesses. This is also representative of the sustained growth as it marks a 3.15 percent increase from the previous year and a growth of 7.09 percent over the three-year period from 2017 to 2020. Local businesses are owned and operated by your neighbors! They often have a smaller carbon footprint than larger companies.

Small business owners perform several tasks that can take up time on their daily schedule. Entrepreneurs often find it difficult to balance a schedule that includes sales and marketing activities, product development, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and business development. When you support a small business, you support a dream!

These are some ways to support a Small Business

  1. Follow and like their social media accounts
  2. Repost and share their work
  3. Refer and recommend their business to others
  4. Swap your products or services
  5. Comment and engage with their content
  6. Congratulate and acknowledge their achievements
  7. Write a review
  8. Sign-up for newsletters
  9. Tag a friend
  10. Post a pic and shout out

Whether you own a small business, work for one, or just love supporting them is not about putting your business first, it is about promoting awareness, building community. Have a great week small business owner, keep up the great work!