By Susan Cowperthwaite
During the week of May 16th-20th business leaders and government officials will gather for National Small Business Week to celebrate the contributions of small businesses owners who provide stability to the US economy. As a leading partner to small businesses and with hundreds of locally-owned and operated stores nationwide, including Cartridge World – Lakewood, Cartridge World is a vital part of this community.
Small businesses are key to the economic well-being of this country. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses create 60-80 percent of all new jobs in the country. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. The entrepreneurial spirit behind the estimated 27.2 million small businesses in America continues to drive innovation and increases our country’s competitiveness in the global economy while creating jobs.
Despite growth, the current economic climate has not been easy for small business owners. Tightened budgets have left many small companies feeling stretched. In a recent survey of small business office managers across the nation commissioned by Cartridge World, 34 percent of respondents said they are working with decreased budgets compared to two years ago and 79 percent of office managers told Cartridge World that in the past two years their job responsibilities have increased.
Cartridge World is dedicated to providing solutions to small businesses that need help the most. “Many in our business community are concerned about cost and value in these times and we are committed to helping our local small business customers,” says Susan Cowperthwaite, owner of Cartridge World – Lakewood. “As a member of our small business community and a leading provider of business supplies and services, we are able to provide both personal service and excellent value to our customers in a way that makes doing business with us both rewarding and cost-effective.”
Cartridge World’s national network of retailers provides high quality ink and toner printer cartridges to large and small businesses and institutions. Their focus on remanufactured and refilled cartridges helps small businesses keep their costs low, while being able to rely on a great product.
Franchise organizations like Cartridge World provide entrepreneurs with a compelling business opportunity, even in a difficult economy. While each Cartridge World store is individually owned and operated, franchisees benefit from the established marketing, financial and organizational guidelines and procedures provided by the parent corporation. This operational framework provides the security; experience and expertise that can help a small business thrive, even in a difficult economy.
“Cartridge World – Lakewood combines the quality, consistency and economies of a large corporation with a local focus,” said Cowperthwaite. “We work with local schools to help them implement conservation programs, we help local hospitals and other institutions continue to deliver their services in a time of shrinking budgets, and we help other local small businesses cut costs and increase profits. We’re proud of the contribution we make to our local business community, and grateful to our customers who understand the critical contribution that small businesses make to the overall economic health of America.”
For more information about small business solutions from Cartridge World – Lakewood located at 6020-A Main St. SW, please contact Susan Cowperthwaite at 253-582-0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information franchise opportunities from Cartridge World, please visit www.cartridgeworld.com.Print This Post