This Saturday is Small Business Saturday and we hope everyone visits their local small businesses or shops online with a small company. It's not easy competing with giant corporations that dominate many industries, but we are motivated to keep working hard and we love the story of David and Goliath!
In the dry-erase business, we compete against the big office supply stores as well as giant retail operations.The thing that makes us unique is that we specialize in a specific niche and this allows us to truly listen to our customers and understand what their needs are.
Here are a few things we would like consumers to think about when they get ready to go shopping:
• More than half of the U.S.’s jobs since 1995 were created by small businesses. And according to the SBA (Small Business Administration) since 1990, big businesses eliminated 4 million jobs, while small businesses added 8 million jobs. The more you shop at a local store, the more potential job opportunities you could help them provide.
• Small business owners strive to survive and one of the biggest advantages they have over large retailers is the ability to provide more personable, hands-on, and memorable customer service.
• Small businesses have just as much access to vendors (who also determine pricing, not stores) that big box businesses do. If a small business doesn’t have the products you want or need, ask them – they’re also usually much more receptive and willing to order them for you.
There are many things that set us apart from our competitors, and one is the fact that we design specifications for products that are made just for us to sell to our customers. Our markers have our name on them and they are brighter and longer-lasting than the ones sold by the major office supply stores.
Please visit one of our websites and place an order. We pledge to work hard to earn and keep your business!