About OUR Community
and OUR Mission
An online hub dedicated to
small businesses, makers & markets.
Want to discover a small biz, maker or a local market in North America? Then you've found your people!
Shopping small & local markets, will bring much needed funding back into our local economies.
Actively shop the new small brands & makers you find here on Our Community to help their communities thrive.
Why Our Community?
Our Community is a stand-alone platform.
The world-wide web is inundated with ecommerce sites, yet it still isn't making it any easier to find a small business or a local market.
The growth of multiple ecommerce sites only makes it more difficult
for your small business to be found.
Any small business owner will tell you that being seen is their biggest hurdle.
Why This Matters
Not only do small businesses and local markets build and strengthen our communities, but they also deliver a diversity of goods and services
to the U.S. and global economies.
Spending your money there helps to stimulate the local economy and keep business booming within your local region, which is crucial during a significant decline in economic activity.
These smaller-sized businesses help to create and sustain jobs as well as keep the area vibrant and buzzing with shoppers and tourists.
The Future of Small Business Starts with the OC
Social media has been a small business owner and makers saving grace since the pandemic began, however those platforms weren't created to support them. Their sole purpose is growing their own networks, not yours.
The small business world has very specific needs and unfortunately most social media platforms fall short in properly supporting and marketing for them. That's where Our Community comes in.
Here at the OC , we believe in supporting the small business owner and independent creatives allowing them the freedom to promote their own businesses as they see fit, and not how we believe they should. Social media networks have multiple restrictions that don't allow for that to happen.
The only way to change the future of small business is to change the rules of an antiquated game.
We need to provide consumers with ONE site that makes sourcing a small business, a maker & their markets a no-brainer! That's where OC comes in!