Imagine your neighborhood or city without any of its small, local businesses. Coffee Shops, corner stores, grocery shops, vegetable and fruits vendors, hair salons, spas, boutique clothing stores, restaurants, craft stores, auto repair shops, bakeries, art supply stores, gift shops, gas stations, pet stores and more – all gone. What would the streets look like? Desolate, depressing, empty, boring, abandoned.. No, we don’t need that..
Why do we need to support small businesses? There are more than 60 million small businesses in India and millions of people rely on them for jobs. Small enterprises offer customised solutions for local issues and they are the heart of the local community. Small businesses and shops are the backbones of the Indian economy.
The small business segment in India creates 1.3 million jobs every year. It contributes to the largest share of employment in the country after agriculture. Supporting independent businesses can help support the local and marginalised communities that depend on them.
In addition to all these, small-business owners treasure the relationships they have with all of their customers. Spending your money on the small businesses shows that you appreciate the things they are doing for your neighborhood and the services that they provide.