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National Small Business Week in Newton County

national small business weekSmall businesses are – quite frankly – big business. 

May 1st through the 7th is National Small Business Week, where local businesses and stores are celebrated and appreciated for all that small businesses bring to a community. The Small Business Administration identified that there are more than 28.2 million businesses operating in the United States which identify as small businesses. When you consider how many small businesses surround you in your everyday lives, it is impressive to think about the amount of time, commitment and labor these hard working individuals contribute to make their businesses grow. And, small businesses come with some excellent perks! Many small businesses can offer personalized customer care, inventory assortment and community support.

Customer service is more personalized, hands-on and noteworthy from smaller businesses. Their personal commitment to their business, as well as their hired team’s commitment, usually gives consumers a stronger sense of care.  Additionally, smaller companies are more flexible in their customer support, whether it’s slightly bending a return policy or to deliver VIP treatment when it’s least expected. While every business is different, what also makes customer care among small businesses more valuable is just that – being different.

Along with the great customer service, local business owners are more likely to give back to your community. Beyond actual dollars being kept within your local community – which is significantly higher when dollars are spent at a local business vs. corporate one – small business owners are also more likely to “do good” for your community, as well. Small businesses deliver community character and economic advantages to the town they are in, but also strengthen partnerships among neighbors, residents, other small business owners, community leaders and even schools by offering social and economic relationships. Many also support local causes, creating even more well-being within a community.

We all rely on small businesses in our daily lives, yet many of us may not realize their true impact. Whether it's the local coffee shop you visit every morning, the parts manufacturer that employs a member of your family or the accountancy firm that helps you manage your finances, small businesses help to shape our local cities and regions. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and it’s our job to support them. Take some time this week to visit, shop, or dine at some of the amazing small businesses we are so fortunate to have here in Covington/Newton County and join us to celebrate Small Business Week from May 1st through the 7th.

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Not sure where to start? To plan a trip to beautiful Covington, Georgia today, why not book your stay at the Newton County Chamber's Small Business of the Month, the Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast? This award-winning B&B has a room with a theme that is sure to excite the film buff in anyone! And while you're in town, check out our lists of the Top 5 Mom and Pop Businesses in Covington as well as Covington’s Boutique Crawl! And don’t forget to stop by the Newton County Visitor’s Center for more information on our local establishments. Get out there on the square and support Covington’s local businesses today!

 

 

 

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