As we’re still in midst of social distancing, shut-downs, and shelter-in-place or stay-home orders across the country and even the world, to a varying degree, the economic impact of COVID-19 continues to fluctuate in these uncertain times. But we as consumers can make some conscious decisions that will help support our small business community and keep our economic engine going. By buying small you appreciate their passion, their imagination, their heart, and courage. There’s a lot of heart and soul that goes into starting and maintaining an independent business. During this uniquely challenging time, now more than ever, supporting each other is incredibly important. Be mindful and respectful of those you say you love and care about. Support them in your deeds and actions, as well as words. By supporting a small business, you’re also supporting the local community. Spending your money there helps to stimulate the local economy and keep business booming within your local region. These smaller-sized businesses help to create and sustain jobs as well as keep the area vibrant and buzzing with shoppers and tourists. Every purchase made from these companies helps the owner provide wages for their workers. Small businesses and entrepreneurs are an important column of every economy and every society. Small steps, small changes… with a big goal in the end. Embrace this good change and shop small! SMALL BUSINESS. BIG HEART.