With the holiday season officially upon us, people are going to be whipping out their credit cards and spending money on gifts. This year, your money could go a lot further if you chose to shop local!
There is a countrywide initiative that asks you to shop your local small businesses. These are the people (like all of us here at Greenwood Hardware) who live next door and have built their life in your neighborhood. They shop in the community and contribute locally. It just makes sense you would want to help them out by keeping your money local. Greenwood Hardware is one of those local businesses that has been a fixture in the community for a long time – we love our neighborhood!
Small Business Saturday is one way you can help out your neighbors, and it gives you the chance to find some unique items you normally wouldn’t find in the big box stores or online. Local businesses often buy their supplies locally, which keeps the money in the community. When you shop at the big box stores, your money is fattening the pockets of some corporation in some other city or possibly country.
American Express has partnered with local businesses in communities all across the country for the past five years to promote the Shop Small initiative. You can visit the Shop Small website to find local small businesses that are participating in the Small Business Saturday event in our neighborhood. These local shops will have sales going on that will help you get the biggest bang for your buck while keeping your money right in your own neighborhood. Look for small signs in the window of your local shops to see if they are participating in the event as well. When you choose to shop locally, you are doing something great for your community and the people who live in it. The people you see every day! The people who are there to help out when things are tough or donations are needed. Head into Greenwood Hardware this Saturday, November 28 and shop small! Come on in, or contact us today.