Here is my open letter to the small business community. As a small business owner myself, I have a personal and intimate knowledge of not only the challenges but also the rewards of small business ownership. Please feel free to share this with the small business owners in your life.
"Dear Fellow Small Business Owner,
I hope this message finds you well. My name is Christopher Bradford, and I am a fellow small business owner in our beautiful county and a candidate for 5th District Supervisor. As we all know, Santa Cruz County is a place of incredible natural beauty and vibrant communities, but it's also home to countless small businesses that are the lifeblood of our local economy.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of serving our community through my own small businesses which include photography, drone work, real estate marketing and jiu jitsu gym owner. This has given me valuable insights into the varied, unique challenges and opportunities that local businesses face. I have seen firsthand the dedication, resilience, and innovation that our small business owners bring to the table.
Now, I am ready to take that dedication to the next level by running for the position of 5th District Supervisor. I believe that by working together, we can ensure a thriving future for our local businesses and communities. Here are a few key areas that I am passionate about and committed to addressing:
Economic Growth: I am committed to fostering an environment that encourages entrepreneurship and supports local businesses. I will work to streamline regulations, reduce bureaucratic red tape, and promote initiatives that stimulate economic growth.
Sustainability: Our county's natural beauty is a big draw for residents and tourists alike. I am dedicated to promoting sustainable practices that not only protect our environment but also create opportunities for eco-friendly businesses to thrive.
Infrastructure and Transportation: Access to reliable transportation and well-maintained infrastructure is crucial for the success of our businesses. I will advocate for improvements that make it easier for customers to reach your establishments and for goods to be transported efficiently.
Community Engagement: I believe that open and transparent communication with our community is essential and it is my first platform priority. I am deeply committed to listening to the needs and concerns of small business owners and working together to find solutions.
Support and Resources: I will work to ensure that local businesses have access to the resources and support they need, whether it's through grants, mentorship programs, or assistance during challenging times.
I would greatly appreciate your support in this endeavor. Your insight and experiences as a small business owner are invaluable, and I am eager to learn from you and work together to make Santa Cruz County an even better place for businesses like yours.
If you have any thoughts, concerns, or suggestions that you'd like to share with me, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am an open book, here to listen and eager to collaborate. I am always open to a meeting if desired. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve our community and support local small businesses.
Warm regards, Christopher D. Bradford