Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The 3/50 project
Think about which three independently owned stores you'd miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Pick up a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around.
If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in independently owned stores, their purchases would generate $42,629,7000,000 in revenues. Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of employed Americans did that.
For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68.00 of it returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.
the 3/50 project is encouraging people to pick 3 independent stores each month and spend $50 total to help save your local community.
The site is great for those of us who own independent brick & mortar venues as you can download flyers, banners, and other promotional stuff to get customers thinking about the impact of buying locally!