The community should be supported by every small business. Actually, this was one of my fires to be able to franchise my business model as I built up it. Really, I wrote in our operations guide the should be one rather than simply another company scraping against the cream. You see, there are a lot of things you can do in order to help the local community, and they’ll help you during the downturn,
Recently, I noticed a fascinating post in the Highland Community News from Highland, CA an article titled; “Trade Association Picks Up School Supplies for Local Nonprofit” released on September 14, 2012. It noted that BIA – The Building Industry Association had given school supplies -pupils in the region (San Bernardino School District).
After I read that post it gave an idea to me. If you run a company, then each time you visit a Staples, Office Depot, or resources you could readily grab an additional thing or two; maybe a back pack, calculator, pens, pencils, paper, or a binder, something a kid might want in school. You might get other companies locally to do exactly the same if you come up with a plan.
You bring them into a central collection point, and could pool your resources. All the firms could be recorded in the Chamber of Commerce newsletter, and everything could be dropped off at the local school district, or divided up amongst the schools. Formerly, I noticed a drop box inside of an office supply shop right for school supplies. If your local office shop does not have one, there are methods to get this done.
You could start the plan yourself, get other companies and it’d take off. Actually, might be a non-profit group locally. So, before the “back-to-school days” you could prepare yourself to go. In addition to this, think of all office supplies you’ve got now you will never use in the cupboard at your office, may also begin with those. Every little bit helps.