Why Small Business Saturday?

When you buy from a family owned business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college. At GreenLawn by Design we know that our customers are our shareholders and they are the ones we strive to make happy.

When a consumer buys local, significantly more of that money stays in the community. In fact, one Chicago study found that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remained in the city while only $43 of each $100 spent at a chain retailer.

I have learned there is a better way.

Shopping locally means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify your community. Spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in your community! Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for your neighbors. When you shop locally, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers, and many other essential professions. Locally owned businesses pick the products and services they sell based on what they know you like and want and carry a wid­er array of unique products. Local business owners know you, and you know them. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains. You are their friends and neighbors, and locally owned businesses have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. They’re passionate about what they do. Why not take advantage of it?

Supporting small business.

Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business en­sures a strong community. The more interesting and unique your community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!

Royce and Catherine, owners of GreenLawn by Design, THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS.

GreenLawn by Design, Locally and Veteran Owned and Operated.