Small Business Saturday – Nov. 25 – is a day to celebrate and support the small businesses that make our communities vibrant. Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and play a vital role in our communities. They fuel our local economy and provide unique products and services on which we all rely.
There are several ways you can support small businesses in our community. From buying business cards to eating at local restaurants, every purchase is an investment back into our local economy. Indirect support for small businesses, such as promoting your favorite small coffee shop on social media or leaving positive reviews, also makes a significant difference.
When you shop at a small business, you’re not just supporting the business owner and their employees, but you’re also supporting the local economy and culture. Small companies are more likely to hire residents, give back to the community and offer unique products and services you can’t find at big box stores or large online retailers.
In addition, small businesses are more likely to reinvest their profits in the community, which helps to create jobs and support other local merchants.
Our community’s local homebuilders and remodelers are also small businesses contributing to our local economy. According to the National Association of Home Builders, constructing 100 new single-family homes creates 394 local jobs, $28 million in wages and business income and $3.6 million in taxes and other revenue for local governments.
Once your holiday shopping list is complete, if you’re looking for someone to remodel or even build your dream home, consider seeking a business based in our community to see what they offer. Our community has an array of qualified professionals including homebuilders, remodelers, trades people and professional service providers.
On Small Business Saturday, take time to visit your local small businesses and see what they have to offer. For more information on locating a small business related to the home building industry, visit the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga online at hbagc.net.