Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Shop Small

Posted On On: November 21, 2016

Shop_small_logoBy: Nicole Keiner

After you have eaten your traditional turkey dinner with all of the trimmings Thursday, ventured out on Black Friday only to turn your car around after witnessing the long lines of people waiting for the doors to open to get one of the super deluxe toys of the season – take your hard earned money and reinvest it into your local economy by shopping local this holiday season.

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday.  The goal of Small Business Saturday is to encourage people to shop at locally-owned stores and to raise awareness of downtown communities.

Why Shop Small?  I will give you three great reasons…

1. By shopping at your local coffee shop or downtown jewelry store, you keep dollars local, thereby keeping more of your money in your community.

2. You are investing in local entrepreneurs, individuals that workday and night to support their families AND create jobs in your community.

3. You are lessening our carbon footprint.  Buying local cuts down on processing, packaging and transportation.

So remember – shop small, shop local – your community and region matter.