You hear it all the time...shop small, shop small, shop small! Have you ever stopped to consider why? How does it benefit you?
I live in a small community, like REALLY small. My husband and I have owned a business in this small town for 20 years now. I would be willing to bet that in the last 20 years, a week hasn't passed that we haven't been asked to support/donate to something going on in our community. Guess what, the answer is always yes from us. We give back to our small town because we love it and we love the people in it. I have raised both of my children in this town (yes they were once the little ones running around asking for donations) and they are now both adults operating businesses in a small town. This was just my reason number 1...the owners of small business GIVE back to YOUR community.
2. You will never beat the personal service you will receive from a small business vs shopping with a big box store.
3. Tax dollars go back to your community
4. Local jobs are created
5. Small business owners know what it means to shop small and we are doing it! I personally try to buy everything I can from other small businesses.
I could go on and on, but I will leave it at this...I encourage you to give it a try this holiday season. I promise you won't regret the decision.