Wednesday, January 06, 2010

3/50 and buy handmade pledge

In USA there's 3/50 project going on. It's a bit like "buy Finnish - keep Finland working".

3 - what 3 independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared? Stop in, say hello, buy something. Your purchases keep those businesses around.

50 - If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.

For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.
If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here.
Spend it online and NOTHING COMES HOME!

The number of people it takes to start the trend? One.

Buy Handmade

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