- July 12, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
July is Independent Retailer Month, which celebrates the power of small and local businesses. Every $100 spent at local independent stores generates $45 of secondary local spending, compared to $14 for a big-box chain, according to The Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Not to mention, independent businesses bring a tremendous amount of jobs to a community. The Small Business Administration reports that, since 1990, big businesses have eliminated 4 million jobs, while small businesses have added 8 million jobs.
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