Okay guys, this past week we have all been inundated with sale posts, whether it be Nordstrom Sale, Target, Amazon Prime Days or whatever big retailer is cleaning house. I’ll admit it is really nice to find great deals– I do love a good bargain. I mean who doesn’t want to save time and money, right?!
But, I need to get a little serious for a second. While, I totally shop at Amazon, J. Crew or Old Navy, etc….there is something about shopping local and shopping small that makes me feel like I am doing more than just contributing to the corporate beasts. When I visit The Yellow Door, Lotus Apparel & Home, The Doylestown Bookshop, Busy Bee Toys or Evolution Candy in town I know that I am supporting someone’s dream. As a small business owner, I know that every penny counts, When we support a small business we are supporting our local community and economy. We are helping to foster growth and prosperity. Not only are we investing money into these small businesses, we also invest in our schools, police, fire department and all the things that make our communities tick. Small businesses offer that personal connection you just can’t get through a big chain store and we need those relationships now more than ever in the world we live in. We are creating jobs when we shop local and investing in our future community.
In no way are we saying NOT to buy from the Amazon’s of the world, but we are just suggesting the next time you need a present for a friend, a new lamp for the living room, a cute pair of jeans, a book for the beach, a kid’s birthday present or just have a candy fix…think of your local small businesses and support their dreams. It matters.
Off of our soapbox now! 🙂