Look, small-business owners like us love what we do. We work hard to be a part of the community and to provide unique and thoughtful products and services to keep life interesting. We also know that most kind people want to #supportsmall, but aren’t quite sure how to support.
Well, we’re breaking down all the benefits of shopping indie businesses as we work together to make these next couple of months the season of giving.
The Personal Touch
Small-business owners treasure the relationships we have with our customers. We rely on regular as well as sporadic customers to not only help earn a profit but also to spread the word to others about our shops. Expect to be greeted with smiling faces and eager help when you shop at a small business. This positive experience will keep you coming back, which is a win-win for everyone involved.
You can show your support locally by:
- Participating in Small Business Saturday
- Paying in Cash
- Saying ‘thank you’ when you receive great service
- Attending local maker’s markets
In order to stay relevant, indie brands constantly work on adding new products to shelves and new benefits for our customers. We’re always on the lookout for big box stores who “borrow” our ideas, but we know that they can’t keep up with our agility and creativity! We created some exclusive gift sets full of our best selling products plus some limited batch goodies.
The products you’ll see at a small business are usually ever-changing in order to keep up with current demand. You can also find more personalized, unique items at many small businesses that you won’t see in the big-box stores.
While larger retailers tend to focus only on the most popular items, smaller businesses have the freedom to fill smaller niches with less common and more innovative products. This innovation sparks creativity and new ways to sell goods and services, which is always a good thing.
You can support indie brand (for FREE) by:
- Following, Liking, and Commenting on social media pages
- Signing up for their email list
- Leaving a sparkling review
- Sharing a picture and tagging a friend
- Sharing, reposting, and retweeting their posts
By supporting a small business, you’re also supporting the local community, not to mention a lot of dreams. Spending your money with indie brands and shops helps to stimulate the local economy and keep business booming within your area.
Ready to start supporting small businesses and indie brands? Make your wish list and shop small first!