Can one small business make a difference? Do you ever wonder what the impact of small business is on a community? Have you ever stopped to think about what would happen if the spirit of small business faded out in the wake of the Amazon, and instacart world we live in?
I know it feels good to support local, or at least that is what all the ads used to tell us, but how often do you actually stop to think about your buying power, and your ability to support your local businesses. Whether it is a bakery, or some other unique small business that sets your community, your town, your state, apart.
It is not always practical to support local, we know that, but have you ever thought about what your local businesses do the your communities. The vast majority of small businesses support their community. in many different ways, from merchandise donations, to financial contributions we are always looking for ways to give back to the world around us.
We know it takes many stores to make the world go round, and that it takes both local and national stores to help supply your needs and wants. After all my world would not be nearly as happy without a Caribou coffee in one hand and some tasty cupcakes from Mixin’ It Up in the other!
We all have a certain amount of time, and money, and with that we try to do the best we can with what we have. We know that, and that is why we appreciate SO much when you chose us over the national chains! We know you *can* go somewhere else, though it is a mystery as to why one would, it means more than we could say when you do come in and buy food from a local bakery!
As we journey forth being a small business, with our eyes towards the future and our hearts ready for whatever adventure awaits us, we ask you our customers, to please make sure that you are supporting us, your local gluten free bakery.
For so many small businesses, one or two rough months could mean the difference between being here for the long haul or not, We see it all around us again and again as many small businesses shut their doors.
When you add the on additional challenges those of us with food allergies, sensitivities and food sensitive diseases face, it is downright challenging to find safe places to eat to start with and most of those stores who do serve the food allergy community are in fact small local businesses in Minnesota, who do so because they love their community and want people to have a safe place to go and eat.
While we would love it if you would consider putting some of your shopping habits, whether weekly, monthly, or somehow consistently towards shopping with Mixin’ It Up, we ask that in general you would remember that it is the heart of small business who uplifts and supports so many other things in the surrounding communities. So when you are able, if you could, would you consider adding supporting those local Celiac Safe places to your “to -do” lists consistently so we can continue to serve you and your families for many years to come.