OUR VIEW: Support small businesses in our community

Published 10:30 am Saturday, July 8, 2023

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Small businesses are the backbone of our community. LaGrange is home to many small businesses from restaurants, boutiques, car detailing, technology and so much more. It is a beautiful thing when you can shop in your neighborhood and not have to shop in big brands for everything you need.

The spirit of entrepreneurship is inspiring and encourages you never to give up on your dreams of business ownership. As much as big brands like Walmart or Amazon are one-stop shops, we encourage you to shop small.

Owners of small businesses often struggle to get off the ground, and support from the community within the first year is vital to helping them grow. 

They offer unique goods you can’t find in a big brand and might be a door to a community of people who may have the same passions as you. When you shop small, you are more than just another customer, you become family.  

In a small business, typically the money that is made in the store goes back into the store. 

Not only does your money go back into the city, it goes back to helping make that business better. There is nothing like having the support of your community in following your dreams. 

The next time you’re in need of a particular service or a new art piece, we encourage you to stop and ask yourself if there is there a local small business you could buy from.