If you are looking to buy a product or a service, you have a choice. Should you stay within your community or look at a national or international chain? Here are four benefits to choosing a local business.
Support the Local Economy
When you buy local, you are helping a business in your community to grow. In turn, that business pays local taxes, purchases from local vendors, donates to local charities, and hires local employees. Those employees, in return, are likely to spend their money at nearby restaurants and stores. In other words, your money creates a domino effect that benefits the entire region. In one study, “48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores.”
Meet the People Behind the Company
Working with a local business builds connections within your community. You will get to know the owner and employees, and they will get to know you. You can celebrate each other’s successes and offer support during tough times.
Take Advantage of Better Customer Service
When you call a chain store or large retailer, you may end up talking to a different person every time. With a local business, you’re more likely to have direct contact with the owner and/or manager. As a result, they’ll have a better understanding of your needs. And, since they value you as a customer, they will be willing to go the extra mile to improve your experience.
Keep Your Community Unique
Small and privately-owned businesses are what make American towns special. Think about that one-of-kind diner, gift shop, or hardware store. Your community wouldn’t be the same without it. However, if you and your neighbors don’t support these organizations, they will soon be gone.
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