You have a choice of where to shop and spend your money. Here are five reasons why you should shop small businesses, like MacDonald Hardwoods.
You strengthen Denver, Colorado, USA.
When you spend your money locally, it stays local. According to the research firm Civic Economics, for every $100 you spend in a local small business, $68 stays in your community. That means your money supports schools, libraries, police, and fire departments, and other small businesses, restaurants, and local services.
This cycle continues, as more small businesses reinvest at the same rate, continuing the local investment for everyone’s benefit. Local business owners and their employees live in the same town, eating at local restaurants, shopping at local stores, coaching their children’s soccer teams, volunteering at local food pantries. When you spend money at small businesses, you support your neighbors.
You create jobs.
Local businesses create local jobs. The U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneurs reported that America enjoyed 58 consecutive months of job growth, the longest streak on record since the mid-1990s. This upsurge was not because of large corporations, but through the efforts of entrepreneurs and small businesses. Small businesses created nearly 2/3 of the 3 million private-sector jobs generated in 2014. In fact, more than 7 million of the 11 million jobs created during our economic recovery were created by start-ups and small businesses.
You support non-profits.
Non-profits and charities receive their greatest support from small businesses and local business owners, sometimes as much as 350% greater charitable donations, than they do from non-local or large businesses. In fact, over the past 30 years, large corporate contributions to charities in the U.S., as measured by a percentage of pretax profits, have fallen drastically, from a peak of 2.1% in 1986 to less than 0.8% today. That means our local charities must depend even more heavily on small businesses, their employees, and our local community.
You get personal attention.
MacDonald Hardwoods is proud to teach Denver DIYers how to install their own hardwood floors at our esteemed University of Hard Knots. We’ll show you how to save more money by selecting, planning, and installing your own hardwood floors. Classes cover installation, sanding, and finishing, so you control every step of realizing your DIY dreams.
Installation and Finishing classes are free to all MacDonald Hardwoods customers who purchase hardwood flooring installation equipment and supplies. For all others, classes are only $75 each. Classes are made by appointment only, for one to two students at a time. Call (303) 639-3006 to reserve your spot today.
You get quality service.
Small businesses thrive on personal attention and quality craftsmanship. Every customer means something. If you choose to have professionals install your new hardwood flooring, then MacDonald Hardwoods is there for you, every step of the way. But don’t take it from us. Our valued customers say it all:
“We were tempted to put in our own wood floors and we are so glad we went with MacDonald Hardwoods instead. They installed a beautiful floor in our daughter’s room. The quality of the work is amazing and the installers were so fast.” ~Cris and Pete Tovani
“I LOVE my new floors! I recently moved into a condo that needed lots of TLC. I had no idea that my dark, wide plank Hickory wood floors would make such a difference in my new home, they are beautiful. Bruce and Jeff walked me through every step from my choices of wood, budgeting, installation and maintenance. I was on a tight schedule to move in and they met every one of my needs. The installer was professional and timely. Thank you MacDonald Hardwoods.” ~Christine Armstrong
“This company is exceptional! I replaced a year old wood floors due to poor install by a lousy company, and my experience from the moment I stepped into MacDonald Hardwoods showroom through the final staples into my wood floors was fantastic. They are very experienced and polite, their installer (Bud) is amazing, he was very respectful of our home; he tore out the old floors without putting a scratch on my baseboards and re-install new floors with a lot of care and respect. I would recommend MacDonald Hardwoods to everyone I know needing new wood floors. Awesome! Awesome!! Awesome!!! Am one extremely happy customer. ~Martin L.