Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, and this is especially true in New York State where they continue to face challenging tax conditions, exacerbated by the effects of COVID-19. To support these vital enterprises, both governments and individuals must take action.
One way individuals can help is by patronizing local small businesses. These stores and shops often provide unique and meaningful gifts that you won’t find at big-box retailers. By shopping on Main Street, Market Street, Water Street, and other local business districts, you can make a real difference in the lives of these small business owners.
Another way to support small businesses is through events like “Small Business Saturday.” This nationwide event takes place on November 25th this year and aims to boost sales for these businesses while also making a positive impact on the economy. By participating in “Small Business Saturday” and shopping at local small businesses throughout the year, we can all play our part in keeping these important enterprises thriving.