Shop Small

Now more than ever, returns to the community in shopping at small local businesses are substantial.

Are you shopping small this holiday season? Shopping at a small business supports your community. It doesn’t take much and there are so many positives to shopping small and local. We took a look at some of the reasons why shopping small is a really important way to make an impact on your community.

Shopping small is made easy with the Xspero app! Download the Xspero app and when you purchase a digital gift card to one of our 100+ small businesses, you support your community, not just by shopping small but also giving 20 percent to your favorite local charity.

With the many issues affecting our daily lives—inflation, Covid, etc.—community support of small business is more important than ever before. Not only does our support of locally owned businesses support the owners and their employees, but these businesses are in fact, leaders in helping others in the community. According to a 2020 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll, which surveyed 500 small business owners and operators in the U.S., two-thirds of small businesses have helped out those in need.

What can you do to avoid losing not only the economic benefits of small businesses but also the personality that locally owned businesses bring to our downtowns? It’s simple—make it a priority to shop small.

Small businesses keep money in the community. According to Score, for every dollar spent at a small business, 67 cents stays in the local community, and most of it goes to the small business owner and the wages and benefits of their employees. Not only that, but small businesses reinvest 23 cents of every dollar into other local businesses. It is more important than ever to support your community business owners.

With Xspero you can make your community impact reach further as 20 percent of your Xspero Gift Card purchase will go to the local charity of your choice. Check out the list of incredible small businesses featured on the Xspero app; there are restaurants, hardware stores, local salons, auto repair shops and so many more.

Giving feels good and you can keep that good feeling going when you use the Xspero app to give to local charities without costing you more. If you don’t have the Xspero app yet, download it from your Google Play Store or Apple App Store.