Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” During this time of year, giving is usually at an all-time high with many people (and businesses) thinking of others. 

There all kinds of money saving deals going on for customers across the country during the holiday season. Some companies have launched loyalty programs, social media contests, and much more. In order to show how generous small business owners are, the great folks from Funding Circle provided some much needed data about their selflessness and charitable ways: 

  1. 45 percent of small businesses donate up to $1000
  2. 52 percent of small business owners stated they did plan to donate to charity this year or they already have
  3. 44 percent of small business owners prefer to donate cash gifts

For those small business owners who may need help donating, here some simple ideas on how to go about it:

  1. Give a check to a local charity
  2. Set aside a portion of your sales and donate it to charity. No matter the percentage, it is always the thought that counts
  3. Set up a collection box in your office and ask your employees to give some funds or items towards a local charity. “Collect money or items in your office or your store and donate it to a charity.”

-Ray Hayes