As the retail world has shifted online more than ever before, our inboxes are overflowing with promotional emails from retail businesses, both big and small, encouraging you to shop with them. While every business deserves a fair chance to win your patronage, local small businesses provide more than just products and services in exchange for your money. Small local businesses are the backbone of our nation. Here are three reasons why you should consider shopping small and supporting local businesses in your community every day!

Small businesses create a sense of community.

Small businesses support their community by investing money back into their neighborhood. Their money pays local employees, who may then decide to patronize another local business in the neighborhood – whether it’s at a coffee shop or a trendy boutique. Small business owners also have a personal interest in the well-being of their community. Small business owners are more likely to collaborate with local public schools and charity organizations in the neighborhood for a good cause.

Small businesses provide meaningful jobs to local people.

Many small businesses provide meaningful jobs with higher levels of job satisfaction, fair wages, and better work conditions. For example, most local retail businesses are run by a small team that has a range of responsibilities including creating social media and marketing content, purchasing new merchandise, and managing the sales floor. 

Small businesses offer diverse products, locally made goods, and better customer service.

In order to thrive, most small businesses pride themselves on offering a diverse range of unique products and services. Small businesses are also more inclined to support local artisans in their community by carrying their locally made goods. As a small local bead store in Norwalk Connecticut, we pride ourselves on carrying high-quality gemstone beads that you wouldn’t be able to find at big-box craft stores. AAA+ grade Amethyst, Aquamarine, Sapphires, and Topaz are just a few of the higher-end gemstone beads that you’ll find here at Beadworks.

Small businesses generally offer better customer service. Our mission at Beadworks is to provide every customer with a pleasant and memorable shopping experience through our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We offer hands-on guidance and expert advice for completing any jewelry-making project.

Beadworks is proud to be a small independent bead store in the beautiful downtown South Norwalk

We have been serving the artistic and creative community of Norwalk since 1987. We are proud to be a part of the SoNo area where we are surrounded by so many incredible local boutiques and businesses!

Here are some of our favorite shops and restaurants in our neighborhood:

Check out the Visit Sono to explore more businesses in our awesome little neighborhood.

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