'Tis the Season to Shop Local 

Do you have a favorite small business that just makes you smile? Or one that you hope makes it big? Maybe you have a friend or family member that has a business on the side, or they’ve just gone all in to living the American Dream.

When a family decides to take a leap of faith in starting their business, they are also taking a leap of faith in us, the customer. They’ve built a product or a service that they believe provides a solution, like that coffee fix or need for reliable childcare.

Steve and Christina Grever, owners of Kings Cross Coffee (pictured above), took that leap of faith after their military service, and we are proud that they are part of the LiftFund family.

The Grevers are not the only ones creating a pathway.

As the saying goes, small businesses are the backbone of our communities. Over 30.2 million small businesses operate, hire, and spend right in our back yards annually.

Now it’s our job to support them by shopping local this holiday season. Join us on Small Business Saturday by spending some of our hard earned money on your favorite local shop, or visiting a new one.

And after you shop, join our movement in propelling small business success. Our community will thank you for it!