Shop small this holiday season
Why you should shop small this holiday
Hellllo! It's Terri, owner of 173 Mercantile in Kennebunk, Maine. I'm here to talk to you about why you should shop small this holiday season.
Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. They provide jobs, support local economies, and create unique shopping experiences. When you shop at a small business, you're not just buying a product or service, you're also supporting the dreams of a local entrepreneur.
Here are a few of the benefits of shopping small:
- You're supporting your local community. When you shop at a small business, your money stays in your community. This helps to create jobs, support local schools and libraries, and improve the overall quality of life.
- You're getting unique products and services. Small businesses are known for their unique products and services. They're able to offer a wider variety of items than big chain stores, and they're more likely to have products that are made locally.
- You're getting personalized service. Small business owners are typically more hands-on than chain store employees. They're able to take the time to get to know their customers and help them find the perfect product or service.
- You're making a difference. When you shop at a small business, you're making a difference in the life of the owner and their employees. You're helping them to achieve their dreams and make a living.
So this holiday season, I encourage you to shop at small businesses like mine, 173 Mercantile and the many other small and independent retailers in your community.