National Small Business Week

I thought folks might like to know that it's National Small Business Week this week, and find some small way to celebrate the local businesses we know and love. One thing we can all do, is make our needed purchases locally when at all possible. Many times that's harder than it ought to be; but ultimately worth the effort.

Everyone needs food and books, and every so often you need clothes - try searching these sites for locally owned retailers in your area:

Local Harvest

Independent Bookstore Finder

Thrift Store Directory

Those of us called to invest a little more in our communities, might like to check this out:

Big Box Tool Kit

I beseech you, if you do nothing else at all - just make room in your inbox for their newsletter, and keep the practice of shopping local on your radar. However, there are a wealth of tools on their site for taking constructive action to promote local businesses, and defend your community from absentee chain stores.

pax, caritas, et bonum-
(h/t to Nathan Origer)


Lincoln Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 2:23:00 PM CDT  

I wrote a post last year on the 3/50 Project, an idea begun by Cindy Baxter.
Her idea: pick three small independent businesses that you would hate to see closed. Spend fifty dollars a month in those three stores. Not $50 each, but $50 total per month.
I only came upon your site today, so you may already know this. Forgive me if I repeat.

Grace Potts Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 1:08:00 AM CDT  

Thanks for noting this, Lincoln. I should write a brief post on this, as well. Excellent resource.

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