Tube Dude is a major fan of small businesses for several reasons, partly because he operates one himself in sunny Sarasota, FL. That’s not the only reason, though.
Small companies are the backbone of America, even these days. You can see proof of that by remembering that all big businesses start off as small enterprises. So, whether you like to shop in a huge department store or a humble corner grocery, there are small business roots somewhere.
What are the best reasons to shop small every day?
Keep More Money in Your Home Community
We all appreciate it when businesses give back to the community. There are different ways to do this, and each has its merits. Local businesses, however, are more likely to donate to and help build their surrounding community. They have an incentive to do this, which is why it’s a great idea to shop at places that will keep your money closer to home.
There are Over 30 Million Small Businesses in America
The Small Business Association (SBA) estimates that there are about 32 million small businesses in the U.S. It’s further evidence that, even in 2022, a huge portion of economic activity involves small firms like ours.
Enjoy Prompter & More Effective Customer Service
Larger businesses can be a real pain to deal with if you ever have a problem with something you bought. Have you had to call a 1-800 number lately? Then you know what we mean. By contrast, you can get much quicker and more reliable service from a small business entrepreneur.
Find Better Merchandise at Small Businesses
Tube Dude knows all about cool merchandise. Part of that’s because we don’t produce and distribute every possible consumer product in the world. Small businesses specialize in a specific craft, thus allowing us to provide a truly unique product or service you won’t find elsewhere.
Your Family, Friends, & Neighbors Own Small Businesses
We’re sure you know at least one person who operates a small company. Unless they’re your enemy (which happens), wouldn’t you like to support them?
Local Businesses Emphasize Quality Over Quantity
Yes, it’s true that you can grab something cheaper at a huge-chain fast-food restaurant, but doesn’t the local diner ALWAYS serve something that tastes better? Cheaper and mass-produced stuff has its place, perhaps. However, for the nicer items in life, we all know you’ll do better patronizing a “mom-and-pop shop.”
So, those are the best reasons to shop small every day, according to Tube Dude. If you’d like to learn more about unique, hand-crafted metal art, check out the rest of the website, or call anytime at (941) 735-6009.