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
SG Kiteboarding conducts lessons all up and down the Bay Area, seeking out excellent wind conditions to get boards gliding across the surf. They start beginners out in shallow water to get them comfortable on the board. Kiteboarders learn necessary skills during balance and technique lessons, which teaches everything from basic turns and transitions to meteorology knowledge and speed control. For kiteboarders who are ready to move beyond their home waters, the team also conducts trips to Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico to conquer a whole new set of waves.