Future You - Episode 19
Posted by Tim
Shop Small businesses sounds like a great idea! Did you know (insert banal stat about small businesses) helps (insert additional banal outcome stat) more than any other (insert excruciatingly exciting desired outcome)! It’s totally true!!! Alas, while there are many benefits to shopping small, one of the best reasons involves staying local and focusing on a community you can get to know and trust.
To help you ‘Shop Small Businesses’, here’s a simple 2-step process:
1 - Find pre-IPO businesses that resonate with your style and beliefs (and provide the goods or services you need).
2 - Spend a little time and money with them - you just may find great passionate people working there who share what you care about too.
Shop small businesses means reducing the world’s carbon impact and making your Future You enjoy your Future Time in a more relaxed and enjoyable space - even after you return home from your stay in Corporate Housing.
P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing companies can help you shop small businesses because - a lot of corporate housing companies fit into this category. If you’re curious about what *this* corporate housing does to increase sustainability, check out our ‘Sustainability Humble-Brag’ list here-
P.P.S -A few of my favorite small businesses in Dupont Circle:
Zenleno - super quick, tasty and amazingly healthy shakes and bowls.
Spa Logic - Great business for all hair, nail, and massage services.
The Mansion on O St - For nightly or weekly stays, try to find more than 100 hidden doors and rooms in this one-of-a-kind hotel/event-space/adventureland
Big companies are responsible for a majority of greenhouse gas emissions thanks to not-so-eco-friendly practices that prioritize convenience and money rather than the environment. That's why it's so impactful to shop small businesses rather than corporations (we're looking at you, Amazon).
Small businesses definitely have a lower impact on the environment, but it's also crucial because putting your money in the hands of a small business is much more meaningful than giving it to billionaires. Support local artisans and makers and you'll be reducing emissions but also putting money back into your own community.