It’s Small Business Saturday, and Burkhart is proud to partner with many small businesses across Northern Indiana to help make their businesses better!
Small business is kind of a big deal, with more than 28.2 million businesses operating in the United States. It’s impressive to think about how these dedicated and hardworking individuals not only created these endeavors, but kept them alive.
Supporting your local businesses is not only important to these entrepreneurs, but the local economy, as well. We’ve gathered some great reasons to shop small today, and everyday. Check out our list below, or more at Forbes.
Customer service is more personalized, hands-on and noteworthy from smaller businesses.
A personal connection to the business typically translates to a more personal connection to their customers, and small business owners are also known for going above and beyond to help their clientele.
Product diversity and options are often greater at small businesses vs. chain stores.
Big store doesn’t necessarily mean big variety. Small businesses can often surprise you with the scale of what they can carry—or what they can get you faster than the box stores.
Local business owners are more likely to give back to your community.
Not only do they deliver character and economic advantages, but also strengthen partnerships among neighbors, residents, other small business owners, community leaders and even schools by offering social and economic relationships.