I am a great believer in small businesses. I think where possible we should support locally what is happening. Be a part of the community you love in. I think it's what God intended for us.
Is it easy to do that? No the giant corporations who started out as small business people sometimes make that difficult. Price is always a factor. But there is something to be said for living in community. So if you have an opportunity to support your community give it try. That's my thoughts.