Supporting Local Small Business
Being small business owners ourselves with ER Organic Solutions, we understand the importance of supporting our local community. As we were growing, we started working with and getting to know local suppliers in the Kansas City area. The relationships grew, the suppliers we were bringing on grew and so did our online presence with the KC Local portion of our site. It's with that, we decided to focus some efforts and bring more attention to local small businesses and start the KC Local Market site. Because of COVID 19, it is estimated that 31 percent of small businesses in the U.S. are now non-operational. We're looking to change that by giving small businesses a place to not only sell their products, but have market awareness. Our goal is to bring you homegrown, handcrafted products that are made right here in the heartland - Kansas City.
As major online retailers continue to see massive growth (Amazon, Wal-mart, etc.) the impact of small businesses to local communities far out weighs that of big box chains. Small businesses are far more likely to keep it local, supporting local businesses themselves through supplies and services, as well as employee payroll. This multiplier effect has shown to return three times the money spent to the local economy over national chains. In 2019 there were 30.7 million small businesses in the United States. Of that 30 plus million, businesses with fewer than 20 employees account for 89 percent of that. Over 1.5 million jobs are created annually from small business and account for 64% of new jobs created, thus making it an integral and vital part of the economy.
So needless to say, we love local, and if you're interested in partnering with us, then we'd love to hear from you.