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By Jessica Campos
Business Center for Women Director Center for Rural Affairs 

It takes a village

 

November 24, 2022



This holiday season, pitching in to support a small business may be easier than you think.

Many small towns are proud to feature a vibrant main street, and rightfully so. Busy storefronts are a sign of activity and growth. They also indicate strong community support.

But not every small business gets it start in a brick-and-mortar location. With the popularity of online shopping, more small entrepreneurs are learning that their dream of selling locally-produced food, artwork and handmade items can be achieved from the comfort of their own home.

While home-based businesses have their bene...



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