Keep Your Local Businesses Open - Support the 3/50 Project
Posted May 17 2009 10:34pm
Tightening our belts. Spending less. Skirting some purchases and waiting until later. These “wait and see” decisions are hard on small stores and independent brick and mortars for sure. Many have a already closed and others are sweating it out week to week without the customers support.
We all know that this recession, depression, or whatever it is and for however longs affects everyone negatively if we don’t consciously make some changes over which we DO have control.
This flyer empowers and challenges your customers to take action by giving them a feasible way they can contribute in their own community. It’s a brilliant marketing piece that I think you’ll agree you can use in your store right away.
And, this small change is no $mall change we’re talking about!
This project is built on the premise, that if only 50% of the employed U.S. population spent at total of $50 a month in independent shops . . . together we would be generating a revenue for our country of nearly $43 billion in revenue annually.
And, we all benefit when we support the small businesses that are an intrinsic part of our communities. Join the movement and find more information on how you can be a part of helping us help ourselves at The 3/50 Project website.
FOUNDER AND FLYER: The 3/50 Project Founder, Cinda Baxter has a wonderful flyer that you can distribute to your customers promoting how and why they should (continue to) shop locally. They are also in the process of partnering with the Chicago Market to create window clings about the project. To request one for your store, visit their website and register as a supporter.
I’m getting my $50 out right now! See you downtown!
Thank you Cinda for your brilliant idea! Follow Cinda on twitter too, of course!