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.
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 shopsmall.com.au 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