5 Reasons to Support Small Business Saturday
by Jenny Ford, Monkey Toes Shoes
I love that LaunchHer supports women-owned business! And I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of it, I just adore Tracy & Kara to pieces. They asked me to try to get the point across about why to support local, and a lot of times women-owned, businesses. I haven’t always been perfect about this – I totally admit. But I’m making a change, and I get that we can’t purchase EVERYTHING at a local boutique, but when we can, we should. And here’s why…
- Your dollars keep the community full of thriving businesses
and shopping centers looking pretty – ghost towns are ugly!
- You’re not only helping the boutique owners, but you’re
keeping small businesses (the actual products), like mine, thriving too. The
smaller boutiques don’t ask us to give them discounts, they pay a normal and
fair wage for it, which keeps everyone happy.
- You are reinforcing the value of taking the leap of faith
and becoming a business owner. Entrepreneurship is hard, folks, go give them a
financial pat on the back.
- Even though sometimes you may spend a little teenie bit
more than at those box stores, your generating good karma.
- You’re going to find incredibly unique gifts at these
little shops. You’ll never have to worry about showing up to Aunt Betty’s house
with the same gift as your brother – and you know you want to top your brother’s
I hope you’ll join myself and my family in supporting small business and shopping local, when and where you can. If there is something you cannot find locally; ask your favorite store to carry it – they love hearing from their customers.
Happy local shopping and Happy Holidays!