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It's Small Business Saturday November 24th!
11/20/2018

Small Business Saturday is observed annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. This year, the La Vernia MDD has teamed up with our boutiques to promote their products as well as remind the community why it is important to shop small. There will be a drawing to win prizes when shoppers visit and make a purchase. Remember to shop, eat, spend and enjoy local!


Give Where You Live
08/17/2018

10 Reasons to Shop Local

 

  • By shopping in La Vernia, residents help stimulate the local economy
  • Sales tax is reinvested into the community which can be used to improve local needs
  • Helping small businesses grow can create more jobs for La Vernia
  • It helps keep small business owners employed
  • Local shops usually have better customer service. They value your business more than a major  corporation would. Since the owners are the ones usually behind the counters, they know they survive by reputation.
  • It is more convenient to shop somewhere close to home rather than drive to another city
  • You can save money. Take into account the high gas prices and travel time you encounter including the "wear and tear" on your vehicle by driving elsewhere.
  • Local shops usually know the needs of their residents and will try and keep those products that are in high demand in stock.
  • Small businesses are more likely to support local charities, city events and school sporting activities.
  • Shopping local will always create a better sense of community, build friendships between business owners and residents and businesses tend to support one another.

Take Advantage of La Vernia's Facade Grant Program
05/21/2018

 

Why apply for a Façade Grant? That's easy...

FREE MONEY!!!

 We want to support and encourage businesses to reinvest in themselves, its neighborhood business districts and in La Vernia. Let us help you beautify and improve YOUR business and in turn, we improve La Vernia. This grant is your sales tax dollars at work! Apply Today!

 

  • Easy application process
  • Reimbursement of 50% of the actual cost of the improvements or up to $5,000.00, whichever is less
  • We can assist you in your goals to: beautify &/or modify the exterior of your business, make exterior architectural renovations, add design elements, canopies, doors, windows, etc.


La Vernia Ranks #53 in the Top 500 Places in The United States To Start A Small Business
03/28/2018

Using licensed data, each city and town in the U.S. was judged on a few parameters deemed important for starting a small business such as the cost of general expenses, disposable income available to residents, and population during standard business hours.

Read more here 

Source: LendEDU


La Vernia Ranks 3rd out of 100 Texan Towns for Starting A Small Business
02/06/2018

Read the article here and learn why our city continues to be the place where small business is not only welcome, but thrives

Source: LendEDU


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