Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
A Chat with Unfold Yoga OC
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
_Unfold Yoga is a unique, boutique yoga studio with small class sizes. Students get individualized attention so they can modify and learn as they need. Unfold has a super-mellow vibe that makes anyone who walks in the door totally comfortable. _
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
_Doing yoga while pregnant with my daughter made me want to become a yoga teacher. I began teaching prenatal yoga about a year after she was born and it blossomed into a wonderful yoga studio, where I get to do what I love. _
What do you love most about your job?
_It does not feel like a job, I love it, and I love the people I get to be around on a daily basis. _