The 3/50 Project encourages you to spend locally to support the independent brick & mortar businesses that have kept this country thriving. The idea? Pick three independently owned shops in your area and spend $50 a month with them. And just to be clear it’s not $50 at each store, it’s $50 total! Can it be any easier?
For every $100 spent in locally owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home.
I’m just as guilty as the next gal when it comes to shopping online but it turns out, the reality of it is that most of the items I find online can be purchased in my hometown if I had the ability to find them. The internet just makes it so easy to search for something, and the Yellow Pages doesn’t cut it when it comes to usability. But I am more than happy to support my local fellow businesses. So below I’m listing a few of the stores that I can’t resist, and in all honesty no store online can compare.
Save the Brick & Mortars Our Nation is Built On.