This week, we’re keeping it local and I’m having a conversation with the owner of a shop in my hometown of Newnan, Georgia.
I love speaking to small business owners, especially those who are women of color, because it takes a lot to start a business, not to mention a brick and mortar and I think it’s so interesting to hear their stories. A couple of weeks ago I talked about the importance of supporting local businesses, a few reasons being that it helps build the local economy - it’s estimated that for every $100 spent at a local business, about $68 stays within the community. The owners are our neighbors, so we know that they care about the community and are invested in its future. Also, supporting local businesses is good for the environment, because they often have smaller carbon footprints than large corporations.
Needless to say, I’m really excited to sit down with Kenya and speak with her about Greenhouse Mercantile, all of the services she offers, and her experience with being a business owner in downtown Newnan.
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