Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT S Freda Corp.!
Three questions with Shannon Freda, founder of S Freda Corp.
What is your best-selling product/service?
Our stamped concrete has been our best-selling product by far. With the pandemic, and people spending more time at home, homeowners began looking for ways to upgrade their outdoor living space. We’ve received innumerable amount of requests for stamped concrete pool decks, patios, and walkways. Stamped concrete is great because it simulates the look of pavers or wood, with the durability and lifespan of actual concrete.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
Growing up in Ridgefield definitely instills a sense of community in you, so once I became a business owner, it was only natural to support other locally-owned businesses. Some of those suppliers are Ridgefield Supply, Ridgefield Hardware, Carroll Construction, Personal Touch Welcome, and EZ Moving.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
The pandemic certainly brought changes that no business owner could have predicted. I think it’s safe to say that all small businesses had to pivot during the pandemic and get creative with how they conduct their day-to-day operations. Before the pandemic, we primarily focused on commercial projects; however, with the increased demand for residential projects, we have shifted gears and now serve both residential and commercial clients.
Shannon nominates EZ Moving owned by Ezra Zimmerman in Ridgefield for another business to be featured next!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!