Small Business Week, which is observed April 29 to May 5 this year, is an opportunity to highlight the impact and importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy.
According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
Think about it: Every chain restaurant started with a single location. And those retail and tech behemoths (think Apple, Google and Amazon) you know and love? They didn’t get that way overnight. They started small – many in garages (Scentsy started in a 40-foot ocean shipping container on a sheep farm in Meridian, Idaho!) – and grew rapidly. But they’d never have grown into the mega-successful brands they are today without the support of local customers.
Here are a few ways YOU can show your for support small businesses and fledgling entrepreneurs. Who knows? You may be supporting the big businesses of tomorrow!
The next time you need something, whether it’s a gift, outfit or something for your home, shop small. Look for independent businesses in your area you can patronize. They’re often run by knowledgeable, passionate people, and they tend to carry more unique items than you’d find at the mall. (Did you know each Scentsy Consultant is actually a small, independent business owner? The next time you need home fragrance or body care products, buy from them!)
Go on a culinary adventure right in your hometown and try a new independently owned restaurant. Many smaller restaurants source their food locally, so more of your money stays in and benefits your local economy.
Start your own business!
It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to start your own business. You can get everything you need to start your own Scentsy business for just $99, OR, you can host a party and apply your Host Credits toward the purchase of a Host-Exclusive Starter Kit.
Contact your Consultant to get started. Don’t have a Consultant? Find one here.