AS the owner of a small business in Sale, I would like to thank the Sale Business and Tourism Association for implementing and promoting the innovative e-voucher system.
These vouchers are simple to use, with the ability to buy them instantly online then redeem them at a large number of local businesses.
It is a quick, easy way to have a gift ready in an instant.
It also encourages shopping locally and opens the door for many smaller businesses that otherwise would be passed over for bigger store voucher systems.
It is of vital importance that we encourage our community to support and shop in ?local small business; it will help provide a strong local economy as well as jobs for future generations.
The only way for programs like these to really succeed are for the community to get behind them, both shoppers and businesses.
As an owner, I see the vouchers are being used in large numbers and if I am not participating in the system and allowing people to redeem them in my store, they will take their money or vouchers elsewhere.
I have seen a number of these vouchers pass through my store and experienced an increase in revenue from them over the busy Christmas period.
With the promotion and advertising that occurred over Christmas, I look forward to seeing many more in the near future.