Small Business Saturday is tomorrow and, as we all rev up our engines and head out for the best deals and check off our holiday gifts list, I like to support the locally owned, independent stores in my town. The local book store, wine shop, clothing boutiques, home store, apothecary boutique, juice bar, patisserie, skincare spa..the list goes on. It feels good on so many levels. I know the owners, I know the people who work there everyday and how dedicated they are. I know their history, so I’m invested and they’re invested in their community.
As a small business owner, I want to thank you all for the support you have shown me. It means everything, knowing that you have so many choices and you choose to shop small and local. When you support a local business, that business, in turn supports local businesses, from suppliers, to maintenance personnel, to accountants and everything in-between. Because, not only does supporting independent businesses make a thriving local economy, it makes one’s town a better place to live, work and visit. In return for that love and support, I, like other local business owners, are also committed to supporting local non-profits and schools. So, if you want to help your town develop a unique and special fingerprint, shop locally. Small is beautiful.
Some of the places I like to shop: