WISCONSIN — Sometimes it's better to think small to make a big impact in your community, those are words the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau (BBB) hope you'll consider.
The BBB is encouraging communities to come together, while we stay socially distant, by supporting locally-owned small businesses. They say many of these stores are yearning for the chance to meet their neighbors, greet new customers, and ring up new sales in hopes of a fresh start.
BBB suggests before spending money, first research the shops nearest to you to hlep support the businesses that make your community unique. You can do this by signing up for email alerts offered by the merchants in your area and connecting with the business on social media.
Additionally, the BBB encourages you to invite friends and family to shop at the local business with you. As well as take time to get to know the business owners.
Beyond shopping small, BBB recommends to also grab take out from a local restaurant. They say many people think shopping at local retail stores is the only way to help. However, small independently owned restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops would love to invite new customers.
Another big way to help out is by sharing your experience. The BBB explains you can do this by taking a selfie at your favorite small business then post using the hashtags #BBB and #ShopSmall. You can also leave a review on BBB.org to let others know of the great experience!