I think we all understand how important it is to support small business. The majority of Americans (about 60%) work for, or own a small company. Currently, 65% of all new jobs are created by small business. The 28 million US small businesses currently hold 13 times more product patents than larger companies.
HERE IS THE QUESTION NO ONE IS ASKING!
When shopping online, is small business still important? The answer is a resounding YES! Most small E-Commerce business are very similar to conventional small businesses. They have the same resource needs; people, buildings, computers, phone systems, office supplies, utilities, etc. Small business job creation in the E-Commerce industry is significant as well. Consider this, 14 jobs are created for every $10 million in sales at Amazon where as 57 jobs are created from every $10 million spent with a small business. At the end of the day supporting small enterprises is vital to our national and local economies.
Remember, whether you are shopping on line, or on Main street, SHOP SMALL!
Source: ILSR report, Get Busy Media