You're exposed to shopping small more and more these days as we collectively learn how our dollar is casting a vote (financially and energetically) to what we want more of in our lives and for our communities.
This awareness is essential to evolving into a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, environmentally conscious future. But, let's talk about how you apply this information. Shopping small is only a small snippet of power you hold with your spending. It can feel like a million decisions and reasons to shop small until you narrow in on the method. So let's get you a crash course in buying and let you shop small, with intention and value.
Are you ready to be your own buyer?
There is an update to our Community Efforts page on the website. We want you to be fully aware of the values and intentions of Ardent Market as we pledge to drive more impact in our personal lives and business practices.
We do not just stand in solidarity with BIPOC communities. We stand for actionable change, especially in the small business scope. Because we take our community very seriously— We take humanity seriously.
We have some immediate and long-term strategies to navigate, but the page update outlines how we have taken some action steps.
This time at home, preparing to wrap up Ardent Market's first year and navigating the stillness in this pandemic, I've spent a lot of time in my rearview mirror. Thinking about the road already traveled and taking a look back at where it all began, literally on a highway three years ago.
Ardent Market began from wild, intuitive, epiphanies. Out of an impulse to see, explore, connect, I found a way to visualize, share, and build. It's part of AM history to take to the road in discovery and exploration, just to see what could happen... I'm so grateful for the road we've covered together, and I'm so looking forward to the miles ahead, uncharted, with a full tank.
You need both energy/thought and action to create any meaningful outcomes in your year.