Happy Small Business Saturday!
Shopping small. A fairly new idea to some, and the only way to shop for others. My favorite part about shopping local, is meeting the people behind the brand. Not only do I enjoy hearing their start up story, but I love seeing the passion behind their eyes when they talk about the things they love.
There are so many benefits to supporting Small Businesses. One of them being, it creates jobs and keeps local residents employed... such as me! Without Small Businesses, Little Pieces of Hope wouldn't be where it is today.
Since starting LPOH I have been graciously greeted by many other small business owners and I honestly can't tell you how thankful I am for them. Small Businesses have helped me live my dream...and for that I am thankful.
One of the second reasons supporting Small Businesses is important, is it keeps your community creative and unique. Small Businesses and brands are the backbone of Austin. For as long as I can remember Austin's city slogan has been "Keep Austin Weird." Thanks to local companies, we can continue to be weird even through all this transition and growth. Small businesses are the ones who helped Leslie find all his extravagant clothing (or lack there of). Small Businesses are the ones who help feed the homeless...and the hung over. Small businesses are the ones who change the world, and for that I am thankful.
LONG LIVE AUSTIN, & LONG LIVE SMALL BUSINESSES!
Here are some of my favorite boutiques and eateries in the cities I love
Still & Sea
Black Sheep Lodge
Black Swan Yoga
HOPE Farmers Market
Kansas City Kitty
Ascot + Hart