Importance of Shopping Small + My Favorite Local Businesses

Do y’all know what Saturday is?!?! Small Business Saturday!  Wahoo!


I was born and raised in a small town.  I’ve seen the same people work hard all their lives and provide for their families locally.  I’ve seen community matter when nothing else did. I learned at a young age to shop small when you can.  Our society is so technology savvy now.  It’s as simple as getting online, hitting a button, and the package arrives at your door.  You never even had to get up and get dressed, BUT let me tell you what’s way more rewarding.  Spending your money to a hard working, locally owned business/family and seeing it provide for their little girl’s soccer season, their son’s first truck, a family member’s medical needs, and helping them live and keep the doors open Monday-Saturday.  It may take a little more effort and time, but shopping with small businesses is the best way to shop.  You’re making connections and helping others.


I’m listing a few of our local shops that are my favorite:


Jenn’s Southern Threadz Boutique Conway, SC

The Mustard Seed Boutique Conway, SC

Flirt Boutique Florence, SC

Curtains N Things Conway, SC



C3 Coffee Bar Conway, SC

Andy’s Pizza Aynor, SC

Donzelle’s Restaurant Conway, SC

Radd Dew’s Bar-B-Que Conway, SC

The Trestle Bakery and Cafe Conway, SC

Dry Dock Seafood Mullins, SC

Everything Else:

Landscapes By Mew {Landscape and Garden Center} Conway, SC

Sweet E Photography {Photographer} Aynor, SC

Blue Ribbon Equine Services {Veterinary} Green Sea, SC

Conway Feed and Garden {Supply Store} Conway, SC

A Head of Style Salon {Salon} Conway, SC

Mike’s Cabinet Shop {Custom Cabinets} Conway, SC

Brooke Holden Calligraphy {Wedding Planning + Calligraphy Designs} Myrtle Beach, SC

Fastline Design {Engineering and Custom House Plans}

Nye’s Pharmacy

The next time you decide to go shopping, need a service or gift, be sure to shop local + small.  It matters more than you know.

Feel free to add to the list in the comments! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Small Town Girl,





2 Comments on “Importance of Shopping Small + My Favorite Local Businesses

  1. Perfect. Just adding surf and paddleboards to the Detour… after all we are a river town.
    Island Inspired Board Company. The only place to get exceptional paddle boards and surfboard that are always hand made right here in Horry County by a Conway native. Thanks for a great blog and the opportunity to add to it. Blessings on your opening. We will be out to shop!

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