Support Local Small Businesses
Do you believe in the Shop Local mantra? Let’s show it!
Support Local Small® is an initiative to lighten the economic hardships due to the effects the Covid-19 virus is having on small businesses within our community. Local small businesses are the fabric of any and every community. Without small businesses, employment suffers, community morale declines, and citizens have fewer choices for products, services, and entertainment. Small businesses also serve as the pulse of the economy in most areas.
Many small businesses are temporarily closed, and many are open with only limited hours. Many have furloughed or laid off staff during this crisis. Communities need their local small businesses. And now more than ever, the local small businesses need the communities. The Support Local Small® initiative will provide needed funding for these local small businesses, without any cost to them. Customers may purchase the Support Local Small® T-shirt and designate a local small business at the same time. $10 from the sale of each shirt will go back to the business designated by the purchaser. Shirts will be shipped within 3 to 4 business days after an order is placed. This initiative not only helps the local small businesses in our catalog, but it also helps a t-shirt printer… another local small business. And you, the customer, get a great looking, high quality t-shirt with a wonderful “Shop Local” message. Our t-shirts aren’t just a lightweight cotton shirt that will shrink or fade the first time you wash it. Our shirts are high quality heavyweight (6 oz) preshrunk cloth, which may be worn for years to come.
Do you want to show even more love for a specific local small business? You’ll also have the option to provide from $5 to $20 in a Virtual “tip jar”. 100% of the revenue from the “tip jar” will go directly to that business - so it can help support the business even more, or even be distributed among their staff. Please consider helping your community by helping a local small business. Once your t-shirt is received, wear it with pride, to show others that YOU support local small businesses.
Thanks for shopping and for Supporting Local Small businesses!
Support Local Small®
Local Small Business Sign-up Information
Do you own or operate a small business in one of our participating communities? You can signup your business right here on our website, by filling out our online form. Once your business is approved and verified, we’ll setup a direct link to your business’s specific page in our online shirt catalog. The link will direct your business’s followers and customers to a page where they will be able to purchase the Support Local Small® T-shirt designated directly for your small business. $10 from the sale of each shirt will go back directly to your business.
The only commitment from a participating business is marketing support of the program. Each business should promote their own personal Support Local Small link on their website and in their social media channels, as well as the placement of the SupportLocalSmall.com badge on the business’s website. To qualify, you must be a small business with a valid business license. There is a form below where you can send us your information, the business contact info, and a graphic or logo so we can properly market your business on our site. Funds from the t-shirt sales are distributed to participating businesses twice each month.
If your business is in another community and are interested in becoming a part of the Support Local Small® initiative, please use the 'Contact Us' form on our Contact page and send us a message. For a community to qualify, we will need at least 20 committed local businesses dedicated to promoting and helping with the cause.
NOTE: HēLē Marketing LLC reserves the right to determine qualification for businesses participating in the Support Local Small program, in its sole discretion.