Here at Little Voice, we are huge supporters of local small businesses – not just because we ourselves are a small business, but because we truly believe in strengthening the economic base of our communities.

Alyssa Gregory’s article The Importance of Shopping and doing Business Locally perhaps says it best:

More and more, people are being encouraged to shop locally. This movement isn’t just a fad, and it has benefits that reach beyond keeping small mom and pop retailers afloat in a difficult economy. The more choices you have, the better the deals you can find. Small businesses encourage competition in the marketplace in a way that mega-corporations just can’t. Because local businesses help grow the economic base of your community, the dollars you spend have a domino effect. In many ways, that money will eventually find its way back to you.

On November 29th, Shop the Neighbourhood!

November 29th is the Shop The Neighbourhood event to promote local commerce! Better known as #shopthehood, this event is a free national initiative of Yellow Pages which supports small businesses and reminds Canadians how local shopping makes a difference in all our lives.

Check out the great deals in your participating city!

Ottawa has a great selection of registered small businesses! To see them all, visit the official Shop the Neighbourhood deals page here!

From apparel to groceries, beauty and wellness, home and garden, sports and fitness, computers and electronics, travel, kids and babies, restaurants and entertainment, there is truly something for everyone!

So, on November 29th … #shopthehood!

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