We are honored to have been asked to give our perspective on "Why Small Businesses Matter" on HamletHub, sponsored by The Hartford Insurance Company. As many of you know, I have been passionate about Stratford and our surrounding communities and about marketing the wonderful assets we have here. Part of this has to do with the importance - and benefits - of supporting small, local independent businesses.
As we get the store ready for another holiday shopping season, I am for the second year in a row also heading up the Shop Small Stratford Saturday event that capitalizes on the national Small Business Saturday event nationwide.
Throughout Stratford, small, independent businesses will come together and provide a special offer or event on that day as their way of thanking you for supporting small businesses. This happens on Saturday, Nov 24th.
The complete list of participating businesses will be made available here at ShopSmallStratford.com (we're still busy adding more every day - so stay tuned!)
And to each and every one of you - thank you for continuing to support Mellow Monkey and for sharing us with friends and colleagues.
Howard Aspinwall, Owner