10 Reasons Why You Should Shop Small and Shop Local

Last Updated 11/22/2023


Shopping small, or supporting small businesses, can have various positive impacts on local communities, the economy, and even the overall shopping experience. Here are several reasons why shopping small is often encouraged:

  1. Community Support: Small businesses are often integral parts of local communities. When you shop small, you contribute to the economic well-being of your community by supporting local entrepreneurs and business owners.

  2. Job Creation: Small businesses are significant contributors to job creation. By supporting them, you help sustain and create employment opportunities within your community.

  3. Unique Products: Small businesses often offer unique, handcrafted, or locally made products that may be more distinctive than mass-produced items. This adds diversity to the market and gives consumers access to a broader range of goods.

  4. Personalized Service: Smaller businesses often provide more personalized and attentive customer service. The owners and staff may have a deeper knowledge of their products and customers, offering a more tailored shopping experience.

  5. Entrepreneurial Spirit: Supporting small businesses encourages entrepreneurship and innovation. Many small business owners are passionate about their products or services, and your support helps them pursue their dreams and ideas.

  6. Preserving Diversity: Shopping small helps maintain a diverse marketplace. A mix of small and large businesses contributes to a vibrant and competitive economic landscape.

  7. Civic Engagement: Small business owners are often deeply involved in their communities. When you support local businesses, you contribute to a sense of community and civic engagement.

  8. Fostering Innovation: Small businesses can be more agile and responsive to market demands. They are often at the forefront of innovation, bringing new and creative products or services to the market.

  9. Economic Resilience: Supporting small businesses can contribute to the economic resilience of a community. When there is a diverse range of businesses, the local economy is less vulnerable to the ups and downs of specific industries.

  10. Shopping Experience: Shopping at small businesses can provide a more intimate and unique shopping experience. You may get to know the business owners and feel a stronger connection to the products or services you purchase.


    We hope you choose to Shop Small and Support Local everyday but especially on Small Business Saturday which falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. We'd love to see you in Fayetteville, TN!

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