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Give Where You Live
08/17/2018

10 Reasons to "Shop Local"

 

  • Helps 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
  • Help 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. Even if you believe small businesses have higher prices, take into account the high gas prices and travel time you encounter including more "wear and tear" on your vehicle.
  • Local shops usually know the needs of their local 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 and businesses tend to support one another.

SO REMEMBER, TO GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE

 


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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