F.A.Q. about Vocal4Local

What is Vocal4Local.com?
A business directory for the small-small business and the community it serves. Vocal4Local.com was created to empower & inform the local community and encourage locals to Search, Shop, Save, Local. Vocal4Local also supports “TCT".

What is "TCT" The Community Trinity?
When local businesses, community organizations and the community they serve come together with the intent of empowering each other. This is accomplished through our Virtual Discount Card.

What is the Virtual Discount Card (VDC)?
A discount card of deals & offers from local businesses, that is sold to the local community, exclusively by local community organizations as a FUNdraiser. Everyone WINS, the businesses get exposure & new customers, the community get great deals, and the community organizations raise needed funds.

What is considered a community organization?
Any organization and/or group doing their part to empower their community! Examples are, but not limited to: Churches, Schools, Sports Teams, Social Clubs, Fraternities & Sororities, Veteran orgs, Neighborhood Associations, Community Watch programs, etc.

What is community empowerment?
Vocal4Local believes engagement & knowledge is power! Our monthly newsletter (subscribe here) will focus on sharing community information. Asking community questions (taking polls) and creating discussions to promote action for change.

From national events that can affect the local community to Neighborhood Watch & Community Safety issues, Vocal4Local is there. We want to recognize and celebrate our youth to seniors and bring recognition to neighborhood initiatives, like Yard of the Month to Yard Sales.

What is a SMALL-SMALL business?
First, let's define the term Small Business! According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), a small business has no more than 1,500 employees and less than $38.5 million in average annual revenue, depending on the industry. A small business can be a privately owned company like a corporation, sole proprietorship, or partnership.

So, what's a SMALL-SMALL business?
The 90% of small businesses that DO NOT make over $500,000 in annual revenue. The term small-small business was created by Vocal4Local! The small-small business knows it’s hard to compete against “quote” the small business. The 10% of small businesses (grossers of $500k to $38.5 million) can get preferential treatment from banks & lenders and have bigger advertising budgets. Vocal4Local is committed to fighting for the small-small business (the real Mom & Pop Shops, entrepreneurs & home base businesses).

Is Vocal4Local a Chamber of Commerce (COC)?
NO, a Chamber of Commerce is a network of businesses designed to promote and protect the interests of its members. Vocal4Local.com is for the local business, community organizations and the community they serve, TCT.

Does Vocal4Local offer business memberships?
YES, for local businesses that are in support of empowering local community organizations, and the community they serve.

Will Vocal4Local have business networking events?
YES, we’re bringing back a popular networking event in the fall called First Friday’s! This is a monthly “Live Jazz” networking event held the first Friday of every month. This will bring business owners and the community together in a professional networking setting over live music.

Why is the background 82nd Airborne jumping?
Vocal4Local.com was launched in Fayetteville, NC (home of Fort Bragg's world famous 82nd Airborne). There are many generations of military families in Fayetteville and this is our way of saluting them.