Our team at The Dove loves our mid-Missouri community. In fact, our entire staff is rooted right here in the area – We live, work, and play right here in the center of our state, and we know our core audience of listeners, and advertising partners do as well! And because of this, we are passionate about seeing local businesses succeed. Some of these businesses are generationally-run, successful “mom and pop”, family-owned-and-operated shops that make a difference for both the community and local economy.
Small Businesses Make up a Large Part of the Local Workforce
To get into specifics, a recent study by The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy reported that there are 1.2 million small businesses in the state of Missouri which employ 46.8% of the state’s workforce. That’s nearly half of the working adults in our state! Needless to say, it’s pretty hard to imagine a society where small businesses wouldn’t be present. These businesses employ families who then live rich and fulfilling lives enjoying all that our community has to offer, and they don’t feel the need to leave or uproot their lives.
Small Businesses Uphold Our Community
When you spend money at a privately-owned local business, that money goes to pay a worker in your area, who, in turn, is likely to spend money at another local, small business. But the past couple of years has not been easy for small businesses. Many have struggled financially, but the good news is that if a local business is struggling, community members and other local businesses have the opportunity to bond together to help the struggling business get back on its feet through old-fashioned word of mouth pleas and other means of support, which is what we should all strive to do in our day and age. It is difficult to imagine a large corporation generating this type of energy and support!
98.3 The Dove Salutes All of the Amazing Small Businesses in Mid-Missouri
Our advertising partners through the years have been consistently doing amazing work for our community, and that’s why we want to take today to celebrate them in honor of National Mom and Pop Business Owner’s Day. And when it comes to choosing to shop at local businesses, you will be helping support family-owned businesses, as well as the community you live in. Whether it’s helping our local economy now or building a better world for future generations, small businesses do just that in mid-Missouri.
So on behalf of all of us at 98.3FM The Dove…hats off to all the small businesses out there that do big things for our community! We salute you!