On this Small Business Saturday, please remember to support the small businesses in your area. Actually, please remember to do that all of the time.
It’s not all about the big box stores, shopping malls, and chains intent on conquering and controlling the earth.
It’s about the people in your neighborhoods that have the stores and restaurants in your neighborhoods. Without them, everything would look, see, and taste the same. And that’s not fun.
The four hobby shops that I patronized the most throughout my life are gone. Demographic and economic change had a role in that, as did the internet.
The three camera shops that I patronized the most throughout my life are gone as well, for the same reasons.
It’s strange that people today will go out of their way to a hobby shop or camera store to see, touch, feel and try “stuff” in person, and then leave empty -handed to try and find a better deal on the internet. These are some of the same people to complain when the local store isn’t there anymore… ‘Nuff said.
So, when you’re out and about tomorrow, don’t forget to support your local Small Businesses. We need them. They need us.
And, whether or not you’re out and about, Laughing Frog Images would certainly like to be a part of your Small Business Saturday. We are definitely a small business! It’s pretty much me and Ella when she’s in the mood to help. Or just walk over my keyboard. Or just sleep on my hand and mouse. We don’t have a physical presence yet, as we’re just trying to break even on this endeavor. We do have a small part in the economy, from the people who make the media our images end up on , to those who print and check the images, to those who deliver our products to you. So, so, we’re a small part of the big picture.
We bring you hundreds of ways to give someone special (which could be yourself) something unique, and we’d appreciate your consideration this Small Business Saturday. Everything at Laughing Frog Images (except our books) is 25% off through December 15, 2015. Please check out our offerings and shop easy, shop Laughing Frog!
Lastly, a small business shoutout for Visceral Concepts, our website guru.