Small businesses have had a particularly difficult time during the Great Recession (which is what a lot of people are calling it). We've posted frequently in Mine Your Own Business on many plans to encourage your customers to buy locally such as the 3/50 project. Now comes an article that takes it a step further. Not only does it suggest encouraging your customers to buy locally, it suggests you buy goods and services for your small business from fellow small business owners.
The article suggests several things that can be purchased for your small business from local stores instead of going to Wal-mart or some other outlets of big corporations, and I'm sure you can think of some additional things. The article concludes with a good point, by supporting other local small businesses you are indirectly supporting your own as well.