Now that school is back in session, it's time for some statistics!
Did you know small companies make up 99.9% of all U.S. businesses? Additionally, 1.5 million jobs are created by small companies (defined as any business with less than 500 employees). What's more? At the time of this article in May, 31% of U.S. small businesses were not operational due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Why are we telling you these numbers? For one, while we are aware not all of us can afford to shop small all the time, we are so appreciative that you choose us for your throw pillow purchases! Thanks to all of you, we remain afloat amidst the storm and function through our online platform during the lockdown.
But more importantly, when small businesses hurt, all of us hurt! Whether you know a small business owner, work for one, or prefer to shop small, we are all affected in some way. Because of that fact, we encourage you to consider other local, small companies in your area, too!
Follow us on Instagram for our Saturday Share Insta-Story sessions to get in contact with some amazing, new-to-you businesses! Know another local company who'd like to be featured? Drop us a line! The more small businesses and entrepreneurs we can highlight, the better!
Remember, we are all in this together.