It's not often that we feel we can make a real difference in the lives of others. It seems that our everyday decisions don't have much impact or importance. But there's one area that we can make a big difference just by doing something small.
Shopping with a small business creates real impact in the lives of people who are just like you and me. People with growing families and bills to pay. We can help defray the worries of hard working moms and dads just by choosing to shop small first and choosing to shop small often.
Our purchases don't have to be big to make a big difference, either. Small items go a long way toward covering the basic costs of doing business like website maintenance, shipping, internet, and marketing.
Big purchases certainly make a big impact and are the source of spontaneous happy dances! New shoes can be bought for the children, medicine can be purchased, the lights can stay on another month! It's a wonderful feeling to be a part of the joy in someone's life. You support a dream and that's a big deal.
So whether your purchase is big or small, make no mistake, it's important and so are you! Thank you for making the choice to shop small businesses first, and often.
Bonus tip: There are lots of ways to support small businesses without spending anything at all. Share their posts on social media. Tell a friend about them and how much you love their items. Write a kind review for everyone to see. Champion their work whenever you can and be the hero for small business.