While 2020 has been a spectrum of events for US workers—from unemployment skyrocketing to essential workers still having to take risks every day—big corporations are thriving. Take Amazon, which netted its biggest profit ever to literally double its net income from 2019 in the first half of the year.1 Meanwhile, small businesses took massive hits that threaten to get worse this holiday season.
For instance, at the end of 2020’s third quarter, over 60% of small businesses were still shuttered completely or working reduced hours with reduced services.2 And since small businesses create two-thirds of all new jobs, this isn’t just bad news for small-business owners.3 It’s also bad news for consumers, job hunters, and the economy as a whole.
Here’s the good news: where your money goes matters. If you want to help small businesses (and the economy) get back on its feet this holiday season, you can choose to shop small—and Business.org is here to help you.
This year, we’re paying someone $1,000 to shop local for the holidays. Want in? Here are the details.