Today is Small Business Saturday. Support small businesses and infuse the local economy.
Want to help show your community you care? Here are 10 reasons why shopping locally makes a difference.
When you shop locally, you can have a direct impact on the employees in your community and their families.
When it comes to crafts, woodwork and art, you can have the opportunity to meet the artisans who created the ware. Tip: Consider personalizing gifts with an artist bio. (Check out Zanabella lotions and perfume roll-ons from Halifax!)
Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents. (sustainableconnections.org) 63% of new jobs are created by small businesses! (forbes.com)
Local gifts are original gifts! No worries about mom getting the same gift twice. Purchasing local means your gift is unique and special.
Locally owned businesses require less transportation and generate less trash. This helps environmental issues such as sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution. (sustainableconnections.org)
Wow family with original stocking stuffers. Long gone are the days of the predictable candy cane. Stuff that stocking with vegan chocolates, gluten free cookies, bamboo toothbrushes and all natural soaps.
Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain (almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer). (amiba.net)
Shop with VIP treatment when you shop local. No need to hunt for an employee to find products. You are small businesses top priority!
Local businesses are more likely to give back to their community than large chain stores. When you tithe, the whole community thrives.
Local businesses generate more tax revenue per sales dollar. A greater percentage of local independent businesses keeps your taxes lower. (amiba.net)
Stop by The Healthy Grocer for gift cards, kombucha growlers, gift bags, salt lamps, diffusers, and stocking stuffers! Build your own basket of goodies, pick-up ingredients for homemade DIY gifts, and order cookie trays made fresh for your friends and family.
And shop at other local businesses today to support our community!