Recently I have looked deeper into where I spend our money. Yes, this decision is due to our (seemingly) shaky economy. But it isn’t a matter of running to the cheapest place I can find to save some dollars.
My outlook is that small business is vital to the economic state of our country.
So, I have been making a very diligent effort to make my purchases at businesses that are as small as possible. Yes, it means I spend a few more dollars. But, think of about, if everyone stopped putting money in the hands of the big-big boys, and instead put their money in the hands of the individuals that own small businesses, what does that do for the economy, or even the local area? I see business owners (your neighbors and local folks) that could afford to buy fuel, food, Christmas gifts, repair their homes, and the list goes on. If I were to make all of my purchases at the big-name department stores who am I helping? How does that help the individual? I am not sure that it does.
In the wake of Small Business Saturday (one day a year), I would like to see Small Business Saturday every week. Or every day.
How can we go about doing this? We start small, of course. Baby steps. I pledge to begin #smallbizeveryday! Can we start a wave? Or, has the wave already started, and can we make it larger?
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