Of course shopping online can be convenient at times, but think about your community as a whole. How can local businesses & their owners actually help you and your community? Why should we take the time to shop in local stores, eat at locally owned restaurants & cafes, or search for establishments operated by your neighbors?
Supporting locally owned and operated companies in the area will:
- Create more jobs for locals (closer commutes can improve retention)
- Improve the local economy with wealth circulating within the area
- Increase local spending so that County taxes can improve emergency services, schools, parks, & community centers
- Improve the local supply chain and create more room for businesses to grow
- Build a strong, tight-knit community that supports each other
When you’re searching for a new product or service for work or personal use, check out the local options first. Be part of the ongoing circle of support for Northeast Florida businesses. As a former small business owner and a daughter of entrepreneurs, I guess you could say I’m a “small business geek!” I have my favorite local spots and I’m always on the hunt for new places to check out. I enjoy talking to local business owners and hearing their success stories.
In honor of National Small Business Week (May 2-5, 2022), we would like to celebrate the hard work and dedication business owners and their team of employees put in to create a stronger community for all of us in Clay, St. Johns, and Duval Counties!
How DCSI helps support small business in Florida:
Since 1993, DCSI has been helping organizations of all sizes throughout the Jacksonville, FL area. Small organizations utilize The HR Toolkit® and Helpline for support with employees, compliance, handbooks and policies, Human Resources forms, personnel file samples, and helpline access to answer real-time questions when support is needed.
Over the years, our Consultants have worked one-on-one with clients and in team training settings on best-practices for managers and employees. Since our team is local, we can go on-site at your Jacksonville area location or you can join us at our Training and Meeting space in Fleming Island, Florida.
Small businesses don’t always have the needed support or expertise within their organization, so our services give them the help they need when conflicts arise or growth is in the works. We Support Local; We Support NE Florida!
About National Small Business Week
For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Jackie Tarter, HR Analyst, Executive Administrator