The Fourth of July festivities may be done for another year, but we’ll be celebrating the spirit of independence all month long.
July marks Independent Retailer Month, a dedication that honors the hard work and important contributions of the small business owners in our communities.
It’s easy to get swept up in the locavore movement, which emphasizes taking the time to get to know local business owners and to choose them first when making purchasing decisions.
Some are quick to point out that smaller retailers often charge more for products and services, and often that can be true. Local businesses usually aren’t able to stock inventory and supplies at the same scale as some of those Amazonian retailers, and thus aren’t able to negotiate the same bottom-dollar wholesale prices.