There are a couple of dates marked on the calendar that honors the hard work and significant contributions of the small business owners in our communities. Both in July, which marks Independent Retailer Month, and the Saturday after Thanksgiving, recognized as Small Business Saturday.
During these times, shoppers may get a little more swept up in the locavore movement, which emphasizes taking the time to get to know local business owners and choosing them first when making purchasing decisions.
Some are quick to point out that smaller retailers often charge more for products and services, which can often be true. Local businesses usually can’t stock inventory and supplies at the same scale as some of those Amazonian retailers. They thus aren’t able to negotiate the same bottom-dollar wholesale prices.