Celebrate National Small Business Month
To highlight the importance of small businesses throughout the country, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has extended its celebrations from small business week to small business month. Throughout the month, they will be offering resources and events dedicated to supporting small business owners. You can view these resources here.
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) such as the Sierra Small Business Development Center, is a regional support resource for small businesses. The Sierra Small Business Development Center is dedicated to assisting businesses in the Northern California area. You can find information in a variety of topics such as how to get started and how to fund your business. They also frequently have virtual and in-person training for business development.
The City of Roseville (through a partnership with Growth Factory) offers assistance for local small businesses through the Roseville Venture Lab, which is located in Downtown Roseville. If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, you can network with other individuals in the field and learn valuable tips on how to grow and manage your business.
If you are not a small business owner, you should still make an effort to support small businesses. Here are a few reasons to do so:
1) Local artisans hand-craft unique items not found anywhere else
If you’re in need of a one-of-a-kind gift, then visiting your local boutique is the way to go!
2) Your dollars stay in the community
By shopping locally, instead of corporate-owned stores, your tax dollars contribute to improvements within the community.
3) Better customer service
Small business owners personally want to keep you coming back. If a problem arises, you can deal directly with the owner. At a corporate establishment, strict policies are set by higher-ups and employees working under them have their hands tied.
4) Small businesses often buy from other small businesses
By purchasing a gift at a local boutique, you are also indirectly contributing to other local businesses (i.e., local marketing firms, interior designers, etc.) so that the community can thrive together.
The majority of Downtown Roseville is made up of small businesses, so it's a great spot to start! Here's a list of all our businesses.