#143: No Small Business on a Dead Planet

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It seems like every day, another small craft business announces that it’s closing down. In this solo episode I’m looking at the causes. What can we do to both support small businesses AND buy less new stuff for the sake of our planet?

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Find out more about the Last Sewist Standing challenge:

This Forbes article, ‘The Benefits Of Shopping Small All Year Long’ by Jim Granat, was really interesting. 

The shoplocaluk.org website has some more useful information. 

I used the definition of the cost of living crisis from this fuelgenie.co.uk article

Enjoy Gina Ferrari’s Substack

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2 comments on “#143: No Small Business on a Dead Planet

  1. Sharon says:

    Zoe…as always a well drafted and thought provoking episode. As a former small business owner (50 years-not sewing related) I understand the day to day accomplishments as well as the hardships. I often went without a paycheck so I could meet payroll for my staff. Our household tries very hard to frequent small businesses of every kind including those that are sewing related. BRAVA in educating our community! I would love to hear your thoughts on the best ways to support the many online small businesses with regard to making. Thanks again for an amazing podcast and for sharing your vast knowledge and exposing us to so many talented people.

    1. Zoe says:

      Ah Sharon, thank you SO MUCH for this lovely, supportive comment! Sadly, I think that experience of small business owners not being able to pay themselves regularly isn’t unusual, is it?

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