Happy Small Business Saturday!
Why am I so excited? It's because I know, from personal experience, that when you buy from a small business an actual person does a little happy dance. While mine is more like a big ol' church shout, being the cause of someone's excitement makes me smile.
Today is not only an opportunity for deserving local shops to connect with customers, it's an amazing opportunity for customers to save. Here are the reasons why I shop small:
Small business owners are our neighbors and have the ability to form relationships with their customers. Many work with some families' year after year. It's this kind of relationship that can't be duplicated by larger companies.
Small businesses improve their communities economically. For every $100 spent, $68 goes back into the community, which means other small businesses benefit.
Good business is built on reputation. Small Businesses have a bigger stake in making you happy so you become a loyal customer. The work of small businesses' is a labor of love. This careful attention to detail is yet another reason to shop local.
Here are a few places I love to shop small: