faithhaller.com: 6 INCREDIBLE REASONS TO SUPPORT & SHOP SMALL BUSINESSES

Nov 25, 2016

6 INCREDIBLE REASONS TO SUPPORT & SHOP SMALL BUSINESSES



As the weekend approaches, I'm thinking about all the many reasons why I personally enjoy shopping in small businesses and see the value in it. Not only that but just imagine how our community would be if we only had larger establishments. It would be overly crowded, everyone would be walking around with the same thing, there would be no uniqueness. In my opinion, small businesses add color to a community that is black and white. 

What would we do without out coffee shops, nail shops, spas, hair shops, boutique style stores, antique shops, consignment shops gas stations??? These are some of the places we truly depend on and they add just as much value to our lives than larger establishments. 

Smaller Businesses are what really stimulate the economy. They have a great impact on our communities. 

DID YOU KNOW...

The Small Business Administration (SBA) reported that there are 28 million small businesses operating in the U.S alone and since 1995, those small businesses have generated 66% of all new jobs in the United States. 

YUP THAT"S A BIG DEAL! 

Bringing us to the nationally recognized holiday. Small Business Saturday,  a national holiday held the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the United States that encourages holiday shoppers to support local brick-and-mortar businesses rather than larger box brand store or online stores.

Small Business Saturday was originally founded by American Express in 2010 and according to this survey, 95 million people went out to shop small on Small Business Saturday 2015. And that spending on the holiday reached $16.2 billion last year. That's a 14% increase over 2014! These stats are amazing and I'm going to tell you the benefits of shopping small, and why you should particularly shop on Small Business Saturday and every day in general. 





1. SMALL BUSINESSES CONTRIBUTE & GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY
Your support to small businesses means you are also supporting your town, city, and neighborhood. You're helping in building communities.  Small Business pay sales taxes to the city and county the business is located in. When you shop big box stores and big brands online, that money is not benefitting the community at all. PLUS, another thing you should know is that Small Businesses tax money is used within the community to support public schools, parks, roads, and sidewalks, it funds public service workers, like firefighters as well. 

Also according to Civic Economics, "on average, 48% of each purchase you make at local independent businesses, it is recirculated locally, compare to less than 14% of purchases at chain stores."

2. SMALL BUSINESSES INCREASES THE ECONOMY
I know this may seem like something that's common sense but many don't consider this when shopping. I don't think it's intentional but some are forgetful or some find it a bit more convenient to go to box stores. But if we take the time out to do the research of how we could better support smaller businesses we would all grow.  The more you shop at a local business, the more potential job opportunities you could help them provide. More than half of the U.S jobs since 1995 were created by small businesses and according to SBA, since 1990 big businesses eliminated 4 million jobs, while small business added 8 million jobs. And we all know this to be true. And this is why our support is more than important.

3. SMALL BUSINESSES PROVIDE A MORE CUSTOMIZED & BETTER EXPERIENCE
I can't always say that small business have better customer service however I can say you get more of that personal unique touch, hands-on and memorable experience. 

4. SMALL BUSINESSES PROVIDE GREATER PRODUCT DIVERSITY
Smaller businesses have a greater access to vendors who determines pricing, unlike box stores. And another thing about smaller businesses is if they don't have something you're looking for if you ask them they would more willingly order what you need your customize your needs.

5. SMALL BUSINESSES IS ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY
One thing I love about small businesses is the connection I build with them. There is a sense of community and it's easier to create a business relationship with smaller businesses. Unlike big box stores, it's likely that you will know the owner of your neighborhood small business. And according to a Trulia who conducted a study , and also noted in Forbes, the second most popular desire amongst urbanites is a stronger sense of community - number one being more local restaurants. 

6. YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL GREAT LEAVING OUT.
Here is the reason why you're going to feel amazing:
1. Just imagine the difference between a burger from Jack in The Box vs a Burger from your local restaurant. The burger from Jack in the Box will be generic, with no taste, and made the same way for all. But the local restaurant burger will have a twist and edge to it. And also it will be customized with love for you. Who wouldn't feel great about that? 
2. You're going to feel amazing because you are supporting your local community business not just on one day but throughout the year. You are overall growing the community and making possible for small businesses to create more value and grow. 

So how to get more involved within your community???
  • Instead of doing the easy thing by going to big box store brands. Take the time out to find alternatives within your community and support them. You make a difference and they do to. 
  • Become the voice of advertisement on social media and spread the word. Don't be stingy with your voice if it creates value and more opportunities for your community. Also I believe there is power in numbers! Post pictures, tweets, and status updates of the small business you either own or you support using appropriate hashtags such as #ShopSmall. Encourage others to do as you do and educate them. And write valuable reviews on sites like YELP, Facebook, and more.  Because many don't know the potential in our support. 
  • SIGN UP FOR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS LOYALTY PROGRAMS - If a local small business has a rewards program sign up for it. It's a great way to show your support, get the perks from your support and also to stay updated.  

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS!!!
I am a heavy supporter of small businesses and I support for all of the reasons above! Here some of my favorites who are having some great deals this weekend that you don't want to miss out on!


FASHION BOUTIQUES

Restyle Pearland
Renè Sayers
www.restyleconsignment.com

Save. Sell. Earn.


Instagram: @RestylePearland #restylepearland
(281) 997-9222
5730 Broadway St #112, Pearland, TX 77581


BEAUTY 

Juno Mink Lashes/ Makeup Vanity Pro
Mrs. Lealaimatafao
Founder/Texas Makeup Artist/Veteran


www.makeupvanitypro.com
Instagram: @JunoMinkLashes @MakeupVanityPro #makeupvanitypro #shopmvp
210-417-2918
6832 Ingram Rd St. #102, San Antonio, Texas (Next to Joe's Volcano)
Email: mvpstorefront@gmail.com
BLACK FRIDAY: 40-70% OFF
SMALL BIZ SATURDAY: 40% OFF


Beauty By Rocio
Heidi Castro
Certified MUA & Lash Extensions Certified Tech
https://www.beautybyrocio.com
Lashed Up Mink Lashes 30% Off
(Purchase Mink Lashes Here)
Instagram: @BeautyByRocio


Judy Hair Designs/ JW Photography
Judy Williams
Hairstylist/Makeup Artist/Photographer


Email | jwphotographyinfo@yahoo.com 
call for bookings832.892.2108


Goddess Hair Company
CEO: Ambe Renee | IG: @bssldyam
https://goddesshaircompany.bigcartel.com/
Premium Quality Hair Bundles



BLACK FRIDAY: $5 Minks, $7 Paddle Brushes, Buy 3 Bundles get 4th Free or get Lace Closure
Instagram: @goddesshaircollc




Alchimie Forever
Anti-aging skin care by Switzerland’s top dermatologist Dr. Luigi Polla. Clean formulations. Clinical results. Cruelty-free, vegan.
www.alchimieforever.com
CEO: Ada Polla
Instagram: @alchimieforever
30% OFF Entire Purchase 
Promo Code: F&F2018
(November 21-27)



Pixi Beauty
www.pixibeauty.com
Instagram: @pixibeauty
BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE
USE CODE: PIXIBOGO AT CHECKOUT


Essentially True
Founder: Aressia
Teaching women nature's secret for 🌹 yoni care.


Week Of Giving
(To Recieve Access To Promotion Sign Up To Be Added To Email List)
Instagram: Essentially True


Veil Cosmetics
Weightless Beauty Vegan Cosmetics
Founder: Sebastien Tardif

20% Off on All Veil Products use BLACKFRIDAY at checkout. Limited Time Only. Also, enjoy FREE SHIPPING.
Instagram: @VeilCosmetics


Perfect Face Club
Crystal Garrett


USE CODE: XFRIDAY for 20% OFF Site Wide
Instagram: @PefectFaceClub


Fancieland Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
Fancie is from Detroit and is your go to source for all things beauty and then some. She just released her new lash line TODAY on her website. And she also sell specialized phone cases. 
Her lashes are marked down.
Instagram: @fancieland


SewCrowned
Mercy Hardy
Satin Lined Bonnets For $10
Instagram: @SewCrowned


Destiny Dolls
Jay Myles
www.destiny-dolls.com

This company was created by two little girls who believe in creating their own way. "Honesty" is one of several dolls from our featured line up. We hope to bring a smile to every little girl's face. Honesty is being true to yourself. Thanks for visiting this page and we hope to see you soon. We currently do not offer any refunds at this time. 
 Get 20% OFF your purchase. Promo code: destiny18 
Instagram: @DestinyDolls18


Rebels & Outlaws
James Vincent | Jeremy Meeks
Handmade Candles, Toners & Brush Soaps 
20% OFF the entire shop Friday - Sunday
Instagram: @RebelsandOutlaws

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