Today is Small Business Saturday. As small-business owners, the 5 of us absolutely love what we do and play an important role in supporting our local island economy. By supporting a small business today, you are also stimulating the local economy and keeping business growing within your local region. By buying local, you are helping to reduce the carbon footprint, to create and sustain jobs, to nurture innovation and growth and, most importantly, to keeping our small towns vibrant and bustling with shoppers and tourists. Your support means a great deal to a small-business owner; spending your money locally shows that you appreciate the things we’re doing for the community and the services we provide.
Word of mouth counts to support your local business. If you can’t afford to support a small business today, please take the time to write a positive review, tell your friends and family, follow them on social media, engage with their posts and give them a shout-out.