November is Small Business Month

Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 25th.  This is a day to consciously shop local and support local small business.  This is also a day when consumers use their American Express card, they get money back for their purchases.

  • Small businesses account for 99.7% of all business in the US.
  • Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to non-profits and community causes
  • If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in the local community.

Shopping on line is so convenient, but consider some of these issues before you “click”:

  • Purchases from a local small business have people, often times friends and neighbors, that will be there if you have a problem.
  • Your local purchases pay the salaries of local people and they will in turn spend their salaries in Helena.  Keep our small businesses open and people employed!
  • Local businesses contribute to local charities, schools, and non-profits.  Although Amazon Smile contributes back to your charity of choice, it is not nearly the amount of direct support our local small businesses contribute to making Helena a great place to live and play.

It takes all kinds and sizes of businesses to make a community a great place to live.  We appreciate all the businesses in Helena, but consider shopping local and Downtown on Small Business Saturday.  Downtown is Distinctly Helena and Uniquely Downtown!

 

 

November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017