Shop Small is more than just a celebration of local businesses. It’s a carnival of community! Something very beautiful happens when you shop small…
We are the 90%
Did you know? A reported 90% of small business owners give back to their communities? Ninety-percent! Small business owners and their co-workers not only give back to their communities on a monetary level, but they also tend to donate their time, energy and efforts to build their community up. When you shop small, you’re actually now a part of something much bigger than you may have ever realized. Now, you’re a part of the greater good. And that’s big!
Discounts from the Big Guys
Sure, Shop Small may be the counter-part of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and big-box stores really do offer great deals…but so do your local guys and dolls! It’s a large known fact that small business owners will bend over backwards to please their customers & clients. Your happiness is important to us because that directly translates into repeat business and referrals…and the whole beautiful cycle just continues to move in a direction of positive action.
The Human Factor
Quality customer service has become a thing of the past when doing business with “the big boys.” It mostly feels like the human factor has been completely removed from a lot of businesses we frequently deal with today. That’s because their bottom line is money, NOT YOU! When you shop small, you’re usually dealing directly with the owner and their counter-parts whose main focus is you and your complete satisfaction. This means that you will usually receive big-big love for your support. When you shop in your own community where people know your name, there’s a spirit of kinship that emanates and that’s always a nice feeling.
Less Is Better
Our minds are overstimulated when we are offered too many choices. Do you ever feel overwhelmed when having to make decisions? Small business owners have actually taken the guess-work out of the big purchase for us because they only carry a few select choice products based on quality and value, thus eliminating the common frustration we often feel when having to make the decision to spend our hard-earned cash. Small business owners understand the value of money and, more importantly, the value of the products they carry, making your purchase a little bit more meaningful. Choosing to shop locally is the simplest choice that we can make and doing so helps make our communities just a bit stronger every time.
So, as you can see, being small is a pretty big deal!
Thoughts to Carry with You When You Purchase Noble Goods
Community can mean a lot of different things to many different people. In our case, our community is not a local brick & mortar store-front sitting at the corner of Manchester & Robinson (at the moment) but rather a community spread throughout the world! As our community continues to grow, we are finding that instead of being overly-competitive against one another, we are all supporting and lifting each other to greater heights which makes our community much stronger and less combative. We’re not afraid to support other companies who are currently doing similar things. Each one of us have special factors creating a unique vision while holding the same strong interests, making us a community of like-mindedness. We ARE creating the changes we wish to see in the world and that’s no small task!
On Saturday, November 25th, we at Noble will visit some of our most favorite stores in our beloved community and help support those who give back in a big-big way. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to view our favorite local spots. We would LOVE to see who your favorite local artisans and owners are and show the world who you support. Please share your stories and photos of all of your local favorite hot spots on Instagram and use the hashtag #noblysupportingshopsmall so we can follow all of your stories!
Last stop! Shop at Noble Theory LLC on November 25th between 1:00 AM - 11:00 PM and receive 20% off your total purchase. Additionally, when you purchase a gift card of $50 or more, you’ll receive a free 2 oz. sample of one of our new face masks of your choice before they even hit the store!
Fair warning: At the moment, when you purchase a gift card, you’ll have to check out on a separate order. Meaning, you will not be able to add a gift card to your existing cart if you are ordering more than the gift card. We’re very sorry, but it is what it is and we’re working it out.