As we run shop local campaigns, we often pitch the idea that any amount helps. Customers may wonder if that is true. Can ten dollars spent at a local store really have that large of an impact on the community? What’s the difference buying something on Amazon or a big box store, rather than a local one?
But the impact is sizable.
It’s estimated that over $9.3 billion would be returned to our US economy if every family spent just $10 a month at a local business. That’s not even one one meal of spending a month! It’s really only a few cups of coffee or a glass of wine a month. What a tremendous impact we could have if everyone could commit to that.
And we’re not suggesting additional spending. We’re simply advising willing supporters to switch the $10 a month they’re currently spending elsewhere to $10 with local businesses.
That’s it and that small spend can have a huge impact.
But why stop there?