What's Your Small Business Footprint?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Criado Realty 0548772

Small Business Footprint is a term I made up to play on Global Footprint.  I might need to explain Global Footprint to a few; it's the physical impact you make by consumption. In the GREEN world we talk about natural resource consumption, waste, pollution, etc. If you buy stuff, is it long-lasting? Do you need it? How much landfill will it consume?

The Small Business Footprint is similar in that it's about the impact you can have on your community by supporting local; Go Local.  I was Googling something when Happy Small Business Day appeared on my search bar and thought I'd check into this a bit. It turns out, there was a link to join a Google+ Small Business Networking Group which of course I joined.

I posted something for the day, besides an introduction, "Given that today is Small Business Day - What are you going to do to support the community?  Me? I think I will eat lunch at a local family owned restaruant and stop by a local grocer start-up called inGredients.  A cool name for a cool organic local procurement place. " 

That spurred the thought that I should promote Small Business since I am an entrepreneur and avoid corporate and franchises.  Yes, yes, franchises are independetnloy owned, but having created my own brand with sweat equity it makes me partial to others who have done the same. So, if you're like-minded, consider the impact you can have by choosing to eat/shop/play at local, non-corporate, non-franchise operations.

What do you think you can do to be more proactive to support home-grown local businesses?

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Cathy, a thought provoking post.

I try when ever possible to support the " mom and pop ' types of stores that are still in most down town cores, away from the big box stores !

Have a great day.

May 12, 2014 12:36 AM #1
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Thanks Bryan! You too!!

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Hi Cathy: Thank you for your post. I support everything green.....buying local produce and supporting local businesses. Am not familiar with the Sun Agent certification. Will check it out. Can't believe it is out of New Jersey. Sounds like it should have originated out of the Sunshine State. 

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