5 Great Reasons to shop Small Local Businesses

  1. Creates a sense of "closeness" and personability with local business

    • Usually you can get to know the owners of local business within your area. Creating a stronger sense of community can make all the difference in your area by improving communication, safety, and the overall lifestyle in your neighborhood, town, or city.
  2. Allows money to re-circulate within the area

    • A large portion of the money you spend at a small/local business will oftentimes be redistributed within your community. Many local business will spend their own money at other local businesses and also donate to local charities, schools, etc.
  3. Creates economic growth within your community

    • Circulating money within your own community serves your local area and allows for an increase of opportunity, jobs, and overall growth
  4. Creates access to a wide range of diverse products and people

    • Find unique products that oftentimes aren't mass produced. This gives you access to authentic and carefully made items.
  5. Green and eco-friendly

    • As previously mentioned, items are oftentimes not being massed produced which saves on material, energy, and avoids excess waste. Most items in local businesses may travel a much shorter distance from where they are made to your home. This is a great way to reduce the carbon footprint.

Local businesses we love: (Louisiana, Texas, & Colorado)

  • Benny's Supermarket - Opelousas, LA
    • Address 806 S Union St #6030, Opelousas, LA 70570
  • BLCK MARKET - Houston, TX
    • Instagram: blckmarkethouston
    • Address: 3816 Caroline St Houston, TX, TX 77004
  • Drug Emporium - Lafayette, LA
    • 505 Bertrand Dr. Lafayette, LA
  • H-E-B  - Houston, TX
  • Janise's Supermarket - Sunset, LA
    • 147 Oak Tree Park Dr. Sunset, LA
  • Jockey Lot - Lafayette, LA
    • Address: 3011 NW Evangeline Throughway, Lafayette, LA 70507
  • Magnolia Sugar & Spice Praline Kitchen and Hot Sauce Bar - New Orleans, LA
    • 237 Royal St. New Orleans, LA
  • Railway Heights Market - Houston, TX
    • Instagram: railwayheightsmarket
    • 8200 Washington Ave Suite 100, Houston, TX 77007
  • Sams Meats - Aurora, CO
    • 2300 S Chambers Rd, Aurora, CO 80014 
  • The Groves Market Place - Humble, TX
    • Instagram: thegrovesmarketplace
    • 1939 Madera Run Pkwy, Atascocita, TX 77346