Why Shopping Small Is So Important, Now More Than Ever.

I don’t need to tell you that the last two years have been challenging, we all lived through it and hopefully now we’re coming out the other side. However, with the rising costs of fuel, gas and electric, food and just about everything else it appears we have a new challenge on our hands. We’re all in this together right?

Did you know that at the start of 2021 99.2% of the total business population was made up of small businesses. That’s pretty amazing! We’re contributing so much to not only the economy but also our local communities. That’s one of the reasons why supporting small is now more important than ever! Small businesses aren’t like the big boys, they provide a personal customer service experience as usually its a very small team or just an individual behind the scenes. So sometimes you’re providing an income for small business owner and sometimes you’re allowing that small business to provide jobs for people in the local community so its a win win.

Running a small business allows many people to work around their home life. It creates a more flexible environment for parents to spend more time with their children, or provide them with an extra income to spend on life experiences for their children. If 2020 taught us anything it’s that spending time with our loved ones is so important.

So in what is set to be another challenging year what can you do? Well you can of course make a purchase but it’s about more than that. Every like, comment, share and save on social media enables small businesses like us to reach more people. And good old fashioned word of mouth certainly helps too, tell your friends, family, colleagues, social groups and your communities all about your favourite small businesses.