Today is Small Business Saturday, a day for shoppers in Ashland and throughout the country to choose to do their business with local, independent businesses rather than the large, faceless, multi-national corporations. As a small business, we’re certainly in agreement with this movement: small businesses are so vital to the health and well-being of our communities.
Did you know that small businesses are responsible for over 2/3 of new job creation? As your Ashland building contractor, we certainly see this happening all of the time. Not only do we hire and train new laborers as needed, we see that same story playing out time and time again with the sub-contractors and building trade professionals we work with. In an economy where it’s hard for young people to find good jobs, small businesses are the job creators.
Small businesses are highly accountable to their customers. Over the decades we’ve been in this industry, we’ve seen our share of fly-by-night operations set up shop and then fold when things got tough. Good small businesses aren’t like that. If you’ve seen a building contractor or other small business operating successfully in your small town for decades, you know that either they don’t make a lot of mistakes, or they’re willing to make things right when there’s a problem.
The money made by small businesses stays in the community where it is earned. The A.A. Tofani team lives in and around the Ashland area. We’re just as invested as you are in making sure there are good schools, good roads, and all of the elements of a high quality small town life right here. Compare that to large corporations that happily funnel every possible dollar back to headquarters – which could be several states away!
We encourage you to enjoy Small Business Saturday today. Choosing small businesses makes everyone’s life better in the long run!