Small Business Keeps America Growing!

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Mortgage and Lending 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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Frank D. Samperi
Frank D. Samperi, Esq. Real Estate Attorney - Hackensack, NJ

We are the real backbone of the country IMHO.

Good for you Donna.

Nov 04, 2009 10:40 PM #1
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Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Hi Frank, sorry I forgot to add my local RE attorney!  I could have not done without him!

Nov 04, 2009 10:41 PM #2
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Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Hi Donna-  You make a great point of the (well-documented) importance of small business, the backbone of the American economy.  Thanks for keeping it local! --Sara

Nov 04, 2009 10:42 PM #3
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Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Thanks Sara, Small business really is the backbone of America. Just look at all the other businesses that my one small business affects! I try to keep all my purchases business or personal local.

Nov 04, 2009 10:48 PM #4
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Craig Richardson
National Realty - McLean, VA

Absolutely Donna, small businesses are crucial not only to our economy but our way of life.  Unfortunately while mega banks and corporations are being "bailed out," as usual, they've forgotten the little guy.

Nov 05, 2009 06:19 AM #5
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

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.

Nov 05, 2009 06:54 AM #6
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Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

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!

Nov 05, 2009 07:43 AM #7
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Laurie Calhoun
Gloria Home Staging, Inc. - Winter Springs, FL
Seminole County FL Home Stager

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.

Nov 05, 2009 01:24 PM #8
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

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

Nov 05, 2009 10:13 PM #9
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Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

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!

Nov 05, 2009 10:33 PM #10
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