pexels-photo-159991 Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy. As accountants, we see the struggle small business owners go through as they build their trade or craft. They are relying on support from their community and they can give you some perks that big box stores can’t. Here are a few great reasons why shopping small business is smart and fun:  
  • Diversity and Creativity – Small and local shops tend to capture the local vibe or their own unique messaging when sourcing products for sale. That means their products will be different and less accessible through mainstream channels – that artistic and creative touch adds value.
  • Craftsmanship – Manufacturing at the small business level tends toward higher quality and greater attention to detail. The products manufactured by local craftsman, from screen printers to furniture makers, will be produced in smaller batches and the quality control is usually performed by the business owner so you know you are getting their very best.
  • Accountability – Small business owners often live in the community they serve. As such, they are motivated to provide an excellent level of service and they are nearby in case something goes awry. Tradesmen within your community will tend to be available when bigger businesses are closed and will usually give you their cell phone in case of emergencies – now that’s service!
  Put your money where your heart is and shop your local small businesses this holiday season. Celebrate our brave and clever small businesses by putting your hard earned money back into your community – it’s a win, win! About Complete Controller® – America’s Bookkeeping Experts Complete Controller is the Nation’s Leader in virtual accounting, providing services to businesses and households alike. Utilizing Complete Controller’s technology, clients gain access to a cloud-hosted desktop where their entire team and tax accountant may access the QuickBooks file and critical financial documents in an efficient and secure environment. Complete Controller’s team of  US based accounting professionals are certified QuickBooksTM ProAdvisor’s providing bookkeeping and controller services including training, full or partial-service bookkeeping, cash-flow management, budgeting and forecasting, vendor and receivables management, process and controls advisement, and customized reporting. Offering flat rate pricing, Complete Controller is the most cost effective expert accounting solution for business, family office, trusts, and households of any size or complexity.