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In the Community

By Jobany Bedoya, Greater Reading Chamber Small Business & Latino Outreach Coordinator

Small businesses are not only important for Berks
County but for the entire country. According to the
U.S. Small Business Administration's Small Business
Profile, our country is made up of nearly 30 million
small businesses. Small Businesses are considered
the backbone of the American economy because
they employ nearly 60 million people and are 99%
of America's employers!
On a smaller scale, Berks County has about 4,000
small businesses who employ local talent and help
support local families. Every time you shop local
you are keeping your money within your community.
It adds to our quality of life, supports sustainability,
and is important in helping to retain and attract
professional work talent to Greater Reading.

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As a collective group of individuals, how
can small businesses owners and community members contribute to building
a thriving small business environment?
Joining and participating in peer business associations is important for small businesses. Sharing information, challenges
and solutions is a mainstay of these associations. The Greater
Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) recognizes the need to
support small businesses through an array of resources and this
past year committed to a dedicated fulltime position to assist
small businesses owners by connecting them to the resources
and referrals which are key to their success. We not only want
you to start your business here in Greater Reading, we want
you to stay as your business grows.
Community members can support by shopping local and
using the services of the local small businesses. By spending
your money locally, it stays here and stimulates local economy.
It also contributes to our local taxes which will continue to
provide support for local government agencies and economic
sustainability.



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