Thoughts from Small Retailers
Northfield has a variety of small, unique shops that deserve to be explored. In fact, shopping local greatly improves the local economy. So, there’s really no reason not to pop into a locally owned shop during the holiday season, right? Right. Susan, one of our awesome volunteers, had a small shop on Division Street once upon a time and knows a thing or two about shopping local! She shares with us some thoughts small retailers have during the holiday season.
- If every adult in Northfield spent $1, just one dollar, in my shop each year, I’d have it made.
- I’m here so that you can “just look.” Just looking is fine.
- It’s a small shop, but you don’t have to talk to me if you don’t want to. Just come in and see what I have.
- I’m probably on your way to someplace else. Pop in out of curiosity.
- Local people still come in and say “I’ve never been in here before.” Well, have I been waiting for you.
- Window shopping is good for business. Just looking is good for business. Do both with pleasure and fearlessness.
Honestly, “shopping local” all comes down to small town residents actually setting foot into main street shops. You can’t shop local if you don’t cross the threshold!
Blog post written by Susan, Northfield Enterprise Center Volunteer.