Not so long ago, small businesses were in every town. In fact, our first orders were placed by over 50 independent boutiques in Italy & France. Now, big-box stores, hyper-marketplaces, and policies favoring Silicon-Valley-styled ventures leave little space for local traditional entrepreneurship to thrive.
Traditional entrepreneurs don't necessarily want to take over the world, just to carve out their future; many are mothers needing more time for families, migrants making ends meet, or even neighbors tuning out from corporate mottos.
A world without traditional entrepreneurs is like a world without blooms, an community lacking sorely in diversity and work options.
This summer we want our customers, who have supported us, to help traditional entrepreneurship thrive! Patronize a traditional business and post your story about the product or the business on Facebook and Instagram by tagging @72smalldive. In return, we will send you a US$25 gift card and give the business a shoutout!