Small acts can have profound effects. And buying from small businesses can make a world of difference in the lives of small business owners — perhaps even more than many shoppers realize. Today we want to talk to you about the importance of supporting small businesses (no matter where you are in the world), and what it means to us and our fellow small business owners in the Turks & Caicos.
When it comes to small businesses, every sale is a big deal. And when you visit the Turks & Caicos and shop from small, local businesses, you help our islands thrive.
Every purchase you make helps keep our business afloat, helps us to feed our families, and helps us to continue the cycle by supporting other small businesses. That's how small economies grow and thrive. And shopping small usually means higher-quality products and more personal, attentive service.
It's no secret that the Turks & Caicos have been hit hard economically by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent shutting of our airport for four months. So many businesses are entirely dependent on tourism. And without visitors, so many are now struggling to get by as they've lost their only source of income.
As for us — we have been extremely fortunate, and it's not lost on us that's all because of you, our dear and loyal clients. Throughout the last few months, you've continued to support us by buying our jewelry online, and to say we are grateful would be an understatement.
We can't thank you, our clients, enough for choosing to buy from Atelys during such a difficult time. You've helped to keep our shop going, and it's because of you that we are still able to do what we love. And because of your support, we've been able to pay it forward, supporting other small businesses as best we can at a time when we all need it the most.
We are full of gratitude. Your support — every single purchase —means the world to us. And with our airport now open and the island getting back to a new "normal," we want to take this opportunity to remind you the importance of supporting small businesses — especially right now.
So many small businesses depend on you to help them to survive. They are the heart of our islands, and part of what makes the Turks & Caicos so special. Consider this when buying your souvenirs, and booking your tours and excursions.
As always, thank you. Thank you for choosing the Turks & Caicos, and thank you for choosing Atelys jewelry. We're so excited to welcome you back! Just be sure to wear your mask, and wash your hands. 😃