Shopping Small Leads to Big Things!
By Katy Peterson, owner of Flagstaff Sports Exchange
In addition to being the founding owner of Flagstaff Sports Exchange, I am the President of the Flagstaff Independent Business Alliance (FIBA). FIBA is an affiliate of the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA).
Supporting Flagstaff’s small independent businesses is fundamentally important to creating, maintaining and enhancing the unique character of Flagstaff on so many levels. Take Flagstaff Sports Exchange for example:
An outdoor enthusiast and avid recycler opens Flagstaff Sports Exchange, an outdoor gear swap shop, turning a dream into a reality…
She hires locals to work in her shop…
She hires local service providers like CPAs, graphic designers, social media consultants and webmasters, cleaning services, etc…
Business begins to take off and that means more local tax dollars for things like bike paths, trails and parks, to name a few…
Almost all of the money earned at Flagstaff Sports Exchange stays and recycles in the community versus being exported to some corporate headquarters in another state.
The SHOP SMALL Movement is making a BIG impact on our desirable and sustainable community. Join the movement. Join FIBA now. Get acquainted with your town’s small business owners and service providers. Support our ventures. Help Flagstaff thrive. Keep Flagstaff Funky and Unique!
Flagstaff is Awesome because Shopping Small is Big!