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
Sidewalk Movement SD
Above all else, Sidewalk Movement's caregivers want pet owners to feel assured that their furry family members are in good hands. Before walks, owners get email alerts that their dog is on the move with a walker, who uses a real-time GPS tracking device so owners can follow what their dog is up to. Pet sitting is also one of the team's most central roles, whether a staff member drops in to feed and keep a pet company during the work day or during owners' extended absences. One-on-one attention and quality time is at the core of the team's values, and each caretaker is first-aid certified.