Why should you support small business? This message on a shop front window sums it up perfectly.

You’ve got to love small business. It’s the startups and small businesses that hire more people in the USA and indeed in most countries. These businesses are also the innovators, often needing to take the risk to create something new and thus have a product or category that gives them an initial head start in the market. They get their business off the ground and start hiring staff some of these businesses keep going and become household names however many are satisfied remaining small and boutique.

Small businesses can go the distance and become intergenerational family enterprises. They are professional, personal, generally supportive of their community and businesses want to emulate them by creating a family-like atmosphere. The following quote could not be a better way to describe why you should support small business. Here is the text.

When you buy from a family owned business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home.

You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college.

Our customers are our shareholders and they are the ones we strive to make happy.