Photographer|NH|Small Business Saturday|re-post
This is a post I wrote a few years ago. I am re-posting it because, while I wrote something new this year, also from my heart, I don’t think I can express my feelings or gratitude any better than I did here.
A personal note from Karen:
I own a small business. I am many things. I am not many things.
I am not a discount store. I do not have a huge volume, therefore I do not get big volume vendor discounts. I am not able to mark everything down to 50% for a weekend. I am not open on Thanksgiving, I need time with my family.
I am passionate about what I do. That is why I started this crazy ride as a small business owner 20 plus years ago. My clients are the only reason I get to do what I love so much, and I try to add a personal touch to everthing I do. I am unique. No one else can photograph just like me. It is my eye that sees the way I do. I make my own sets. I create new things all the time. I want my clients to feel like they have a different experience everytime they come in. Things are not cookie cutter. I am human. Sometimes I make a mistake. But again, my clients are the only thing that keep my business alive and I do everything I can to make it right quickly. Customer service is a top priority.
I am one of many small businesses in your community. You know us. We are your plumbers, hair stylists, local florist and dentist. We are the boutique owner and the corner store. We are the Bed and Breakfast where you spend your weekend get away .We started small, out of our home. We poured our heart and soul into our business. Our families and friends came to the rescue many times when we couldn’t do it all and a few hours of help would stop the tears of exhaustion. Often, they still do. We grew. We hired employees. They get us. They know we can’t pay the corporate wage, but they have the same passion. They are treated well, and with consideration. They can take a day off because their little one starts first grade today, or their brother leaves tomorrow for college. They become family.
This may be you. If not, you know one of us. You have supported us. I am a small business owner and I thank you for shopping local.
Published: November 20, 2016