HTC loves supporting local businesses because of all the benefits they bring to our community, and because they’ve kept us in business for over a century by choosing our Phone, Internet and Television service! Since National Small Business Week is May 5-11, we’d like to point out some reasons why it’s so important to shop local.
They Create Jobs for Local Residents
According to the U.S. Small Businesses Administration, small businesses employ approximately half of America’s workforce. When you support a local groomer or feed store rather than crossing the river, you’re helping friends and neighbors who work there keep their jobs so they can support their families!
They Support Our Local Economy
Shopping at the corner grocery store or eating at a family-owned restaurant means a portion of your money goes back into your own community. In fact, the American Independent Business Alliance found that on average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores.
Small business owners are able to build relationships with their customers and get to know their preferences. A mall department store manager isn’t going to think of you when a cool new pair of boots comes in, but there’s a good chance your favorite Monroe County boutique owner will see them and give you a call! Having business owners you can call friends is a big benefit to shopping local.
HTC Supports New and Established Local Businesses
We are proud to sponsor the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation, whose mission is to recruit new businesses into our area, support local entrepreneurs, promote employment opportunities, and offer resources to help local businesses succeed. One key resource local businesses look for is dependable Internet, Phone, and TV services, and HTC is happy to offer affordable business bundles to meet their specific needs. If you are a small business and would like to know how the fastest connection and crystal clear phone service can aid in your success, please reach out to us. We’re just around the corner!