At a time of year where big box retailers offer deep discounts, the holiday season is an annual opportunity to show local shops and businesses your support. It’s also a great way to score unique items while benefitting the local economy. Here are some things to consider as you shop at your favorite small businesses. By supporting small businesses, you are supporting local job creation. Spending your holiday shopping budget locally strengthens small businesses and can help our community’s economy. Plus by shopping at small businesses you are likely to encountering items on sale that you won’t find elsewhere.