Why is it important to support small businesses?
"If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought 'just a card' we'd still be open"
That above statement was made by one small business who couldn’t afford to stay open due to tons of compliments but not many sales. As much as we love to hear your lovely compliments, we love making sales too, because when we make sales it ensures the following:
Our bills are paid and food is put on the table every day.
You are supporting small business owners and their families. You never know what you may be helping them invest towards; maybe you're helping that person just meet ends meet each month, save to buy their first home, take their business to the next level or support their family.
We get a sense of assurance and security
By buying from a local business you support the local economy.
And most importantly it means that we can stay open and enjoy the things we like doing whilst making others happy too. You can’t buy things made with love and passion from the high street shop. So, it’s important to support small businesses; only you can ensure the talent doesn’t fade away.
The heartbreaking statement above shows you exactly how important it is to make that small sale, even if it’s something costing you £1.00. Make the purchase!
For the majority of us, this is our only source of income.
So, the next time you come across a small business, please take some time to appreciate their products. You don’t have to spend much, you can purchase just a pen, just a bookmark, just a card or just a slice of cake. What counts is that you make that purchase and tell all your family and friends about it so that we (small businesses) can stay open.