Sources: Small Business Administration; Intuit Small Business Innovation Study; American Express OPEN Independent Retail Index; Civic Economics/American Booksellers Assoc., U.S. Department of Labor
The Cheese Shop is located in Stuarts Draft, and we’re dedicated to our local community. Shopping locally is a great idea, which is why we’re proud to be a local business. We offer you great prices, but that’s not all that we offer! Small businesses like The Cheese Shop employ over 77 million Americans, and they’ve accounted for 65% of all net new jobs over the past 17 years. Small businesses are dedicated to their communities, which is why residential neighborhoods with successful independent businesses gain in home values, and 89% of consumers agree that independent businesses contribute positively to the local economy. Because of our dedication to the community, small businesses return more money to the local economy (in fact, independent retailers return more than three times as much money per dollar than chain retailers–and for every square foot that a local firm occupies, the local economy gains $179; this is in comparison with $105 for a chain store).Since shopping at local businesses has so many benefits, we recommend doing so more frequently. Take a day and discover what the local stores in and around Stuarts Draft have to offer. So many of them offer such great things–and when you’re looking for cheese, bulk food, organic food, gluten-free options, housewares, and a variety of other options, come to The Cheese Shop! We’re looking forward to seeing you, and we’re honored to be able to serve the local community.