Owning and operating a small business is hard work with more than its share of uncertainty. As a community, how great would it be if we all made an effort to support these businesses that our friends and neighbors have put so much effort into? With holiday shopping upon us, now is one of the best times to spend intentionally and support our local community.
Black Friday sales have become an annual event that people plan family events around. You might not realize you can get some great deals on more unique gifts by waiting a day and shopping Small Business Saturday. Plus, that’s a whole extra day to sleep off the turkey and dressing!
Small businesses have taken some big hits since the beginning of the pandemic. Using your spending power to help them recover is a big investment to our community. As I write this, official SBS events have not yet been updated, so keep an eye out for those. In the meantime, I have talked about a few of my favorite businesses in this blog.
I know a lot of people have been making more of an effort lately to spend less as costs of goods and services are rising. Even if you’re not planning to shop, you can still show support for local businesses.
I make an effort to shop local every chance I get. I’ve found that doing so means finding interesting and unique items for my home or gifts that I might never have thought to shop for. I also enjoy developing those relationships with store owners who appreciate the support more than you probably realize.
A big part of the real estate business is being community-centric. Getting to know local businesses and their owners helps me know the neighborhoods better. I can help you find the right community for you. Reach out to me if you’re in the market to buy or if you’re ready to explore your options in selling.