Cheyenne area experiences steady growth and future growth is on the horizon.
Online shopping has affected businesses across the nation, however; this does not mean “Brick and Mortar days” are over. There is a common misconception that online shopping has killed small business, but Cheyenne’s continual expansion is evidence this perception does not line up with the facts.
- In 2018, SBA stated there was 30.2 million small businesses employing a total of 59.9 million workers.
- These businesses collect taxes which allow the community to thrive; from fixing roads to offering local emergency services.
- Many businesses have to start in their garage or with vehicles to grow into owning their own establishments.
Many entrepreneurs are bootstrapping and thinking through creative ways to start their business with low overhead. As they start to build their revenues they are then able to invest this funding into renting or owning their own establishments for further growth. These locations typically result in more jobs, regular access to their products and services and these businesses become important anchors.
Recently in downtown Cheyenne, the Metropolitan Restaurant opened on Friday, June 21st and Mary’s Mountain Cookies on Lincolnway opened Monday, June 17th. Both were much anticipated business openings. The key to growth is encouraging local residents and visitors to shop locally with these unique businesses.
Carman Hess, owner of Wyoming Home stated, “I love seeing businesses transition to Brick & Mortar to fill the real estate in downtown, whether transitioning from a mobile business or online e-commerce. Whatever avenue a business takes to open their doors and to see their passion through is a positive step forward.”
Brick & Mortar locations bring life to the community, they offer entertainment and activities and they are employing an extensive amount of workforce. Their growth sets in motion overarching community growth and it is important to shop locally to support them!
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