Our Story - How it all came to be ...
HereToStayNC.com Like many small businesses in The Old North State, we were navigating and living the entrepreneurial dream.
Then came Covid. And things changed. A lot.
We started this project as a way to survive by helping others survive – we sold a Here To Stay NC tee shirt to show support for local businesses, with proceeds ($10 at the time) going back to local small businesses of your choice – you chose who got the money during checkout.
It was a short-term solution, something designed to help bridge the gap while we took 2 – 3 weeks to “flatten the curve”. Well, 12 months later, and while things continue to change, we’re inching back to normalcy. In some areas anyway.
One thing is for sure - today, as small business owners, we're facing more challenges than ever before, all magnified. The key is to find a new way to "stay in the game".
Based in Raleigh, NC, HereToStayNC.com has responded to the changing business landscape. After all, bend, not break, right? What started out as a fundraising effort to raise money for small businesses when Covid-19 first hit has morphed into a growing Small Business Merchandising Partnership designed to help market, promote and offer an additional revenue stream for all types of small businesses, groups, schools, charities and more.
We use the latest in digital DTG (Direct To Garment) printing to offer full color prints on demand - 1 at a time, as the orders come in. Same with embroidery. All with no on-hand inventory - we take, process and fulfill orders for you and send you the money earned from your Collection every month. Nothing to buy. Just promote. Which you're doing, or should be doing, anyway.
Our goal is a simple one: Help as many small businesses as possible be Here To Stay.
From the Mountains to the Coast.
We’re working with a growing number of NC’s small businesses, offering them the opportunity to have an on-line and on-site merchandise collection, with no upfront costs, no minimums (or inventory to worry about) with the proceeds from individual Collections going directly back to that small business.
You can also support the small business of your choice when you shop selected collections by choosing the small business or charity of your choice when you check out.
So look around, and support your favorite small business, bar, band or charity.
Remember, sometimes it takes a village.