As we enter the season of buying and giving, you have the choice to shop at big box stores or to support small businesses and local shops. Here is why buying local and supporting small businesses matters:
- Small businesses have always been and continue to be the the backbone of our economy. Supporting small businesses supports us all.
- Schumacher had it right: Small is Beautiful. And people (that’s you and me) should be at the center of economics.
- Shopping local helps reduce our carbon footprint which is a smart consumer choice and is better for the environment.
For my part, I’m participating in Shop Local Week 2013, a partnership between Think Local First DC and Causetown to promote independently owned, community businesses as the preferred option for holiday shoppers. During the week, businesses like mine will feature a number of promotions, notably the Charity Cash Mob, where we will give a portion of purchases to any school or charity customers choose when they mention Shop Local Week.
|What are you doing to buy local and shop small this holiday season? Please comment below and let me know.|