Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, and this is especially true in New York State where they continue to face a challenging tax environment, made even more difficult by the impacts of COVID-19. These businesses need our support now more than ever, and both government and individuals can take steps to help improve the economic climate for them.
In addition to government action, individuals can also make a difference by supporting local small businesses. There are many unique and meaningful gifts to be found in small stores and shops right in our own communities. Small businesses on Main Street, Market Street, Water Street, and beyond need our support now more than ever.
One way to show our support for small businesses is by participating in events like “Small Business Saturday.” This nationwide event takes place on Saturday, November 25th and aims to help small businesses thrive by encouraging people to shop locally. By shopping at local small businesses and participating in events like “Small Business Saturday,” we can all make a difference for the businesses that are so crucial to the economy.