National Small Business Day is traditionally the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Small businesses are the backbone of their communities. We have all heard how when you support a small business, your money stays local, but it actually does so much more.
Small businesses encourage economical growth and diversity in the marketplace. We give artists and craftspeople an outlet to showcase their unique items and abilities. A successful small business can be the cornerstone for a dynamic change in a depressed downtown. They encourage others and work for unified success.
This year as you make your plans to shop for the holidays, remember your local merchants who are striving to continue the long tradition of small businesses in this country. Nov. 28th support your local merchant, your community and it's future, shop local, shop small.
Musings by Bruce Carter, Owner/Curator of Tallgrass Art Gallery