So it’s the end of the year again, the world might be coming to an end in a week’s time, and what little small change there may be left over after the past over-extended year (or three) won’t stretch very far this Christmas season. What’s a stressed, skint, generally fed-up consumer to do?
Easy: buy local, buy small – if you’re going to buy at all.
Support the little gals and guys creating and producing their artisan and entrepreneurial hearts out. Appreciate the hard work and late nights that go into running a small and micro-business, and show these (fool)hardy souls that you care and want them to keep creating pockets of uniqueness and specialness in a vast desert of uniformity, conformity and materialism.
Where’s a good place to find them? Markets. Too many to mention, but plain to see wherever you choose to look these days.
Here’s a good quick read on LinkedIn predicting how the small-fry upstarts will be able to give the corporate behemoths a run for their money in the next year (assuming those of us left over in the post-apocalyptic era are not back to using sticks and stones to hunt and gather!) http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20121210231754-554905-2013-is-the-year-small-business-goes-big?ref=email
Enjoy, and see you on the other side of 21/12/12!
PS: if you’re in Cape Town this summer, here’s a good place to start: http://www.facebook.com/CapeTownSummerMarket