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.