We all buy things that we need, wether it be a bag of groceries, kitchen utencils, new socks, furniture, a gift. I recently realized just how much I spend at the big corporate stores, just to save a few dollars. When money is tight it can be hard to chose that little local shop and pay extra for the same thing you could find at say Wal-Mart. But even with the extra cost, when you chose to take the step and buy that household item or gift from a small business, you are getting an item of higher quality that will last longer, and you are most likely helping support the needs of a growing family or the pursiut of one’s dreams. Take the time to think about what and who you are supporting with the money you spend.
It requires imagination, skill, passion and a great amount of risk to step out and compete with the big corporate interprises. But the small guys offer quality and personal care that can’t be found in mass production. Consider the challenge of buying your everyday purchases from those who are taking the risk to compete with the giants and provide their customers with lasting satisfaction and so much more than what they came to purchase.
We are one of these small family buisnesses in Taos, NM. Because we work from home either Milling or making and selling our handcrafted Woodworks and Knitting, we are able to homeschool and allow our children to participate and learn from our business.