Small-Marts Really Are Better

We keep talking about Small-Marts,where Michael Shuman points out how much more money stays in the community when you shop small and local. We post about the Declaration of Independents, where Stacey Mitchell says "No matter what keeps you awake at night—whether it’s the melting ice caps, peak oil, the threat of terrorism, the power of corporations, or the demise of civic engagement—the solution to all of these problems lies in rebuilding our local economies." Seth Godin, in Small is the new Big said that small, clever, honest and real businesses and ideas will succeed; big is slow, boring and broken. Read a recent post from his site about getting a tire fixed in Texas. Shopping local is not just better for your community and better for the environment, it can often be a better experience. ::Seth Godin