3 Reasons to Support Small Businesses
You've heard of movements like Small Business Saturday and other efforts to get more money into local economies, but what's so great about shopping small anyhow? We'll break down three reasons why it ultimately gives you the best bang for your buck.
Supporting Small Business Means Supporting Your Neighbors
At least in America, small businesses make up the majority of American-owned businesses (a little over 99%!). Think about how many of your neighbors and friends that includes! When you support a family-owned or otherwise small business, you keep the money in your community and country for it to continue to thrive. It may be a little bit more expensive than buying from Amazon, but it sure does pay off in the long term.
It Creates Lasting Relationships
Bigger chain stores may try to emulate the same feeling that a small business has, but it just doesn't cut it. Bigger businesses are owned by people who won't see your family on a regular basis. They may very well want to have those closer relationships with their customers, but it would be impossible with the management of massive chains. A small business owner and their employees will take time to grow those relationships, because they know that they can only grow when they respect and love their customers.
It's Where Big Ideas Come From
Think about all of the massive businesses that first started as small businesses. Even some of the UK's best online casinos started as small businesses. If you watch Shark Tank, then you'd know that many people have wonderful, world-changing ideas that start as an idea in a community. Ford was a simple car company before it created a massive empire, all starting with the invention of the Model T. Just imagine all of the other possibilities that could happen when you start or support a small business!'