I recently found information about The 3/50 Project listed on a local scrapbook store's website. It is a great reminder to support your local small businesses in these tough economic times. This may mean something different to each of us, but The 3/50 Project asks people to think of 3 local businesses that you would miss if they were gone and to spend $50/a month shopping locally to help them stay in business.
Having worked almost every job I have ever had in small, independently-owned retail locations, most of which have since closed, I have seen how small businesses, the families who run them and the people who work there, suffer during tough times. So if it is buying your flowers at the local farm, picking up ice melter at the local hardware store or ordering a cake a the bakery in town, you can help your community!
6 months ago