- select Keyword... under Business Type,
- select City under Geography,
- select Number of Employees (or Employee Size) under Business Size
- type "knitting" (or whatever else!) in the lookup box under Keyword
- choose Austin under Texas in the city section
- choose 1-4, 5-9, and 10-19 (the fewer the number, the smaller the business)
- then click update count and view results (or search)
Complete Book of Home Crafts: Projects for Adventurous Beginners by Carine Tracanelli
Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec
Rediscovered Treasures by Ellen Dyrop
Voila! Chances are the list you get will be the smaller, locally owned businesses in town as opposed to those big box stores you're trying to avoid. Pretty cool, huh? Now, you can show all your friends what you've learned and perhaps earn a nice thank you/holiday gift in return.
Relax and enjoy the season.
*Picture from healthrevelations.com