Governments in particular are constantly debating how best to create jobs and strengthen local economies. We often hear that small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of the economy.
That fact is as true as ever, and so is the fact that Albany and Washington can take steps to improve the economic climate for small businesses. Particularly in New York State, where businesses large and small continue to face some of the toughest business tax environments in the nation, so many small businesses have been hit hard in the aftermath of COVID-19 and are struggling to survive. I am.
But governments are not the only ones bringing about change.all of us “Shopping Small” can make a difference for local small businesses. Luckily for many of us, there's a store right down the street or just around the corner from our homes that is the perfect place to find the perfect (and meaningful) gift. There's more.
So I hope we do our best to support these small businesses on Main Street, Market Street, Water Street, or wherever you happen to find yourself in your area.
One strategy that continues to make a real difference will be implemented again this year through a nationwide event, Small Business Saturday, on Saturday, November 25th.
Read more about the U.S. Small Business Administration here.