This month at Holly & Co it’s all about voting with your money, for the type of world you want to live in. A world where colour is brought to us all through small businesses and independents everywhere – #votewithyourmoney.
You’ll often hear the phrase ‘when you shop from a small business someone does a happy dance’ and, whilst this is true, it’s important to highlight that it’s also even more. It’s helping someone provide for their family or to pay for their kids’ sports clubs. It’s supporting them in growing the business they’ve worked so hard to create so they can continue to add value to the local community. Did you know that when you spend £1 with a small or medium-sized business 63p stayed in the local economy, compared to 40p with a larger business?
In a generation where many of our core pillars seem to be in transition – the environment, politics, equality – it’s quite overwhelming to try and do ‘the right thing’. So what’s the answer? I think COmmunity and COnnection.
Stepping away from huge corporations that don’t care, or are too slow to change, and turning to the small businesses. Invest your hard earned £££ in them and reap the rewards – small businesses have the ability to react quickly. You won’t have to wait 5 years for them to phase out plastic packaging or to respond to customer feedback – they will do it the next day!!
I know it’s not always possible to shop small, but whenever you can please, please stop and think about where your money goes. Is it in the pocket of a CEO who doesn’t know the names of his employees or is it to the small business owner who not only knows his employee’s names but likely knows your name too!
Vote with your money, for the world you want to live in. Vote for small and beautiful. #votewithyourmoney