Today is a great way to support your local community. It is Shop Small Saturday, the last Saturday of November set aside to shop local. This time of year we are scrambling to get gifts for our loved ones. Sometimes we get caught up in shopping our big box stores we forget about our small businesses right here in our community. Do some shopping today at some of your small businesses. Below, I have included some of my favorite local businesses around Indianapolis as well as other small businesses in the US. Here in Indianapolis many stores are planning on extra sales, coupons and even giveaways for shopping small. Aside from this date, enjoy the many benefits of shopping your small businesses and local shops. Most of these local businesses are more personable and offer a great shopping experience. These businesses also put more money back into our community right here at home than your big box stores. Shopping small is near and dear to my heart, my parents are small business owners and I too aspire to have a small business in the future. Remember this is not only retail shops, it can be anything from a local market, toy store, salon, restaurant, laundry mat, coffee shop, gym, furniture store, media company, and the list goes on. Support those friends and family members close to you that own a small business, shop small!
Grab your friends and head over to some of my local favorites here in the city!
-Boomerang BTQ (Mass Ave)
-Silver In The City (Mass Ave)
-The Flying Cupcake (5 locations around Indy/surrounding areas)
-Global Gifts (Fair trade store, Mass Ave)
-Crimson Tate (Modern fabrics, Mass Ave)
US Small Businesses to check out:
-Closet Space (online/mobile boutique in Washington state)
-Etsy (a lot of small businesses and products)
-Mindy Mae’s Market (online boutique)
-Little Miss Dessa (handmade children’s brand)
-T and J Designs (accessory and clothing brand)
-The Shine Project (American youth that hand make products and profits go to their education, AWESOME!)
These should be a few small businesses to keep you busy! Happy Shop Small Saturday! Enjoy your weekend with your friends and family.