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_What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?What was the inspiration to start or run this business?What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?What’s your favorite part about your job?
At Nature's Inventory, 800 pounds of Epsom salt transform a 10-inch pool of freshwater into a flotation tank. The water's buoyancy creates a sense of weightlessness—clients of all shapes and sizes float effortlessly on the surface, bobbing like corks or upended top hats from the set of Titanic. By dulling consciousness of gravity, the tank supplies a sense of ease, which can be deepened by closing the lid and basking in complete darkness for up to two hours.
To complement visits to the flotation tank, Nature's Inventory supplies clients with natural and botanically based products for sipping, improving skin health, and alleviating health problems. The company maintains an inventory of wellness oils for ailments as various as backaches and stinky dog breath, and also stocks chemical-free skincare products that come in minimalist packaging.