The mighty small busi­ness

As part of Shop Small month, we are high­light­ing some great sub­ur­ban busi­nesses. We en­cour­age you to get be­hind them and help the com­mu­nity thrive.

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re­vealed busi­nesses Aussies be­cause value they small pro­vide em­ploy­ment, boost lo­cal economies, bring di­ver­sity and en­cour­age col­lab­o­ra­tion. In fact, 42 cents of every dol­lar spent with a small busi­ness goes back to the lo­cal com­mu­nity. How­ever, de­spite this, 45 per cent of small-busi­ness own­ers are con­cerned cus­tomers are be­com­ing less loyal. Ka­t­rina Kon­stas, Vice Pres­i­dent Small Mer­chant, Amer­i­can Ex­press, is urg­ing Aus­tralians to shop small and says if we don’t, we risk los­ing a cor­ner­stone of our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. “We’re proud to cel­e­brate small busi­nesses that make our com­mu­ni­ties thrive. We’re ask­ing ev­ery­one to turn words into ac­tion and shop lo­cally,” said Kon­stas. Amer­i­can Ex­press is run­ning a Card Mem­ber Of­fer dur­ing Novem­ber, giv­ing $10 back when an en­rolled Card Mem­ber spends $20 at a par­tic­i­pat­ing Shop Small busi­ness (lim­ited of­fer). For more de­tails visit shops­ Small busi­nesses make up the fab­ric of our com­mu­nity. Whether it is a smile from the barista at your lo­cal cafe or the be­spoke ser­vice at the florist or gro­cer – these busi­nesses con­trib­ute far be­yond pro­vid­ing a prod­uct or ser­vice. Shop Small, a na­tion­wide move­ment founded by Amer­i­can Ex­press, is en­cour­ag­ing Aus­tralians to sup­port small busi­ness this Novem­ber. The 2017 Econ­omy of Shop­ping Small: Keep­ing it in the Com­mu­nity re­port

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