SHIFT10 Celebrates Local Business, Promotes Shopping Local Year-Round

SHIFT10 Celebrates Local Business, Promotes Shopping Local Year-Round

In an effort to promote year-round support for local businesses, SHIFT10 launches National SHIFT 10 Day holiday and campaign to encourage consumers to shift 10% of their everyday spending to local businesses instead of big-box stores. SHIFT10 is presented by founding partner, Scott’s Marketplace.

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“Small businesses are the lifeline of our country,” said Scott Curry, CEO of Scott’s Marketplace. “By giving local entrepreneurs daily support we directly impact the health of our communities, which is at the heart of the SHIFT10 movement and Scott’s Marketplace,” he added.

The SHIFT10 movement exists to encourage Americans to shift a portion of their everyday spending to local stores over chains. This shift intends to keep more money local and keep more small business owners thriving in communities across the U.S. The first-ever SHIFT 10 Day on October 10, 2016 is a national celebration supporting local entrepreneurs and small businesses across the U.S. The 2016 event will take place online at www.shift10day.com.

A recent report from the U.S. Small Business Administration finds that money spent at a local business generates 3.5X more wealth for the local economy compared to money spent at a chain-owned business. In fact, for every square foot a local firm occupies in a community, the local economy gains $179 versus $105 for a chain store.

“SHIFT10 is a true passion project for our team,” said Tara Chambers, Director of Marketing Communications for Scott’s Marketplace. “The education, awareness and action SHIFT10 creates will help Americans make the shift in communities nationwide. We’re thrilled to share this movement with consumers across the U.S.,” she added.

About SHIFT10

SHIFT10 is a national movement to encourage shoppers to shift 10% of their spending to local businesses in communities across the United States. It all starts on October 10, 2016 — the first-ever SHIFT10 Day — a national celebration of supporting local entrepreneurs and small businesses across the U.S. To learn more about SHIFT10, visit www.shift10day.com.

About Scott’s Marketplace 

Scott's Marketplace

Scott’s Marketplace, an Arizona-based startup, is an e­-commerce marketplace where local business owners sell their products online and consumers shop local stores for unique products. Launched in 2014 by Scott Curry, the vision of Scott’s Marketplace is to connect shoppers with local business owners in the United States, giving shoppers a more convenient way to support the shop ­local movement, and to shift the shop local mindset from your neighborhood to nationwide across all U.S. communities. To learn more about Scott’s Marketplace, visit: www.scottsmarketplace.com.

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