Independent businesses make neighborhoods healthy
“They’re authentic, they’re original, and they care” –Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria (co-founders – Coming Soon, New York). Small businesses are often the lifeline of every community. According to SBA, the United States has over 28.8 million Small businesses, which is a whopping 99.7% of all businesses in the country. From home-cooked meal catering to hand-stitched clothes and from bakers to cafes, small businesses make up a huge part of the market. Whether it is furniture or paintings or a hair salon, exploring and purchasing from small businesses helps them to keep going through the tough competition faced by the dominant companies.
Small business products have a soft touch, they are made with way fewer toxins, in the case of food, they give back to the community, have better customer service, have a larger reach in remote areas, and have diverse products.
A Taste of Sweetness and Community Spirit
If you are a high schooler looking for a job try getting it at some local cafe instead of a fast food chain, work at the farmers’ market in place of the supermarket, small enterprises give valuable experience and help develop essential skills with more exposure.
The local hairdresser or the baker will greet you with that big smile. With their care, authenticity, and originality they make you smile too. Small enterprises prioritize environmental sustainability and the health of their customers. They provide a refreshing alternative to the mass-produced goods. Small businesses engage actively in communal well-being and create stronger connections with their customers. Small and independent businesses have a personal touch and warm greetings that add to the overall appeal, and being a regular customer will contribute both, to the economy and to the community.