The 3/50 project: Saving the Brick &
Mortars our Nation is Built On
to make you aware of a groundswell movement that is called the 3/50 Project. The idea
germinated from a blog
post, which discussed supporting local businesses to strengthen the local community.
It's a simple idea: frequent three local independently owned
brick-and-mortar businesses that you want to see remain in the community, vibrant and
healthy. You can help when you spend $50 per month, collectively, at these 3 businesses.
How? By shopping at your favorite stores and businesses you are funneling revenue back
into these local business and back into the community via taxes and salaries by as
much as 69%!
If we all want to protect our local businesses and keep them prospering
into the future, the onus is on all of us as consumers and business people to do our part
and support our small independent retail businesses not just gift retailers, but the
dry cleaner, the restaurant, the bakery, the green grocer, etc. If we support them, they
in turn will support our efforts. It should be a win-win situation.