When you see the words ‘small business,’ some local establishments might pop into your head. Maybe you think about one of your favorite family-owned restaurants, clothing stores, or salons amongst a variety of others.
Small businesses are popular, and they play a large role in the United States. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE) reported that small businesses make up 99.7 percent of all businesses in the country.
Here at CTC, we understand the impact that a local, family-owned and independent business can have on its community. We have been a fixture in Western Oklahoma for over a century! But how can working with a local business like CTC benefit your company directly?
With small businesses continuing to evolve and grow, here are a few reasons why doing business local can impact your company in a big way:
According to the Small Business Association (SBA), small businesses created 1.9 million net jobs and employed 58.9 million people in 2015. They tend to hire local, driving job growth within the community. Also, local, independent businesses are more flexible than larger corporations, leading to a more diverse economy that can better withstand difficult conditions.
Local businesses are built on relationships. When you work with an independently-owned business, you are working with people who will take the time to get to know you and your company on a personal level. If you have questions or concerns, you will have direct access to top management, leading to efficient problem-solving and clearer communication. An independently-owned and family-operated business like CTC is dedicated to creating friendships with its customers. It is this degree of reliability that helps a small business stand out from larger companies.
In 2018, the Small Business Economic Impact Study designed by American Express reported that 67 cents of every dollar spent at a small business stayed within the local community. Additionally, local businesses tend to work with other local businesses. Local restaurants are more likely to work with local farmers as opposed to a large chain. As a result, local businesses share their success with the local businesses they work with, enriching the community as a whole.
Local, independent businesses understand the importance of connecting with their customers and communities while creating new jobs and employing millions across the country. Connecting with an independently-owned, family-owned business like CTC ensures that you are receiving high-quality customer service and attention while maintaining the professionality of your company.
Personalized service, reliability, and a solutions-focused approach ensures that our local, independent business will impact your company in a big, positive way. For over a century we have built and maintained partnerships with our customers, delivering to 300 towns in Oklahoma and Texas. To contact us for a free quote on rental, laundry, dry cleaning, or janitorial services give us a call at 800-926-5646.