Is your email inbox full of marketing emails from national retailers? It’s hard to resist because we’re all busy…it’s so much easier to just buy your present from a big box store or national retailer when they’re offering BIG discounts and even free shipping/guaranteed shipping before Christmas.
We hope you consider SHIFTING some of your spending this holiday season to a local business because…
When do you start shopping for holiday presents? Do you do most of your shopping during Thanksgiving weekend? We hope that you consider supporting local and independent businesses on
“Black Friday” Plaid Friday! Check out Oakland Grown’s website for more information.
We love to collaborate with indie businesses. Connect with us on facebook or shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by: Allan Mendez
Did you know that…
Source: Independent We Stand
For every $100 spent on a locally-owned and indpendent business, $68 goes back in local economic activity. When you spend $100 in a national chain, only $43 goes back and buying from an out-of-state online seller who do not collect sales tax is virtually a total drain on the local economy.
Join us to cash mob a locally-owned and independent business in Alameda on Sunday 5/20 at 4:00 and spend your hard-earned dollars in the East Bay. When you shift local, you help enrich the East Bay! If you have not RSVP’d yet on our Cash Mob Alameda event, please do so and help spread the word.
To our friends across the bay, definitely check out SFLOMA and their directory to find local businesses and shift local in the beautiful city of San Francisco!