Small Business Keeps America Growing!

By
Real Estate Mortgage Broker with Liberty Bank of Arkansas

I am a very small business, a one person show most of the time. But I realized something today. Small business is what keeps America growing!  I took a look at how my small business effects others!

  1. I help my local Realtors grow their business.
  2. I help home owners move onto their next home. (which means more business for local merchants)
  3. I help others I meet in networking groups. I just partnered with a local company that will install outdoor lights for the holidays. An add on service for my holiday decorating services.
  4. I offer cleaning services and can employee local college students or others looking for extra income.
  5. I contract out several services such as movers, and local contractors. (I received a call today from a local contractor that landed a $1,700.00 job from a consult that I did).
  6. I shop my local stores for inventory.
  7. I use local companies when sponsoring an open house. (ie, gift certificates and restaurants)
  8. I use a local photographer for my staged homes.
  9. I use a local printing company for my printed materials.
  10. I used local sign company.
  11. I use a local storage company for storage. (and also refer clients to)
  12. I am a member of several local organizations, (ie. Chamber, Board of Realtors, Home Builders Assoc., so I help support these organizations)
  13. Not to mention the number of online services that I use (ie., Real Estate Shows, Constant Contact, Vista Print, and Picnik.
  14. The number of software programs that I've purchased.
  15. Purchasing insurance for my company.
  16. Paying my tax accountant.

Ok, you get the idea!  SMALL BUSINESS KEEPS AMERICA GROWING!

 

 

Posted by

Donna Schoby

Mortgage Loan Officer

NMLS#862999

479-696-3804

dschoby@mylibertybank.com 


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Rainmaker
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Karen Otto
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
Home Star Staging

So true Donna!  I did something like this a couple years ago where I broke down what I spent on my business at local merchants in my city of Plano - the success of our businesses means the success of other's too. I like how you showed how many you truly affect.

November 05, 2009 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project

Wow! I love this example and Karen's idea of the fiscal breakdown.  I think that you could do a whole ad campaign promoting local small business in your area - talk to your Chamber. They should be able to use that for promotion.  Good job Donna!

November 05, 2009 07:43 AM
Rainer
58,636
Laurie Calhoun
Seminole County FL Home Stager
Gloria Home Staging, Inc.

Excellent! That's an impressive list, Donna. Small business is the real engine of our economy - We often describe our shopping trips for inventory as stimulating the economy.

November 05, 2009 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
270,523
Cathy Lee
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA
CL Design Services Home Staging

The staging industry keeps so many local businesses going here and they are so very appreciative of us! Great post Donna!!

November 05, 2009 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
186,427
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas

Craig, I could use a bail out anytime now!

Karen, It's amazing too me how much my small little business affects so many other locals.

Sheila,  Great idea, I may have to look into that!

Laurie, Thanks, I'm all about stimulating the economy. I like to spend my money local whenever possible.

Cathy,  Isn't it great!  I love it, just puts a little more purposeinto what I already love to do! Just like the contractor that received the $1700.00 job from my consult. That my not be a very big job to some but to this local guy that's his business, he loves the small jobs!

November 05, 2009 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Donna Schoby

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