Supporting local small businesses
Support Local Small Businesses: Why It Matters
Small businesses form an integral part of local economies across the world. Our businesses generate employment, drive innovation and contribute to the growth of our communities. But in the past few years, the growth of eCommerce giants and chain stores has threatened the existence of local small businesses.
As a society, it's important that we recognize the contribution of small businesses and support them in any way possible. In this blog post, we'll explore why supporting local small businesses is important and what we can do to help.
1. Local businesses support the local community
Small businesses are often owned and run by people who live in the local community. We employ local people, pay local taxes and contribute to the overall growth of the community. When we support small businesses, we are contributing to our community's economic growth and helping our neighbors thrive.
2. They offer unique products and services
Local small businesses are often known for our unique products or services that are not available in chain stores or online. Our businesses offer more personalized services and a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Supporting businesses like ours ensures that we have access to a wide range of products and services that we would not have otherwise.
3. We are environmentally aware
Small businesses are mindful of their environmental impact and often take steps to reduce their carbon footprint. We are more likely to use local suppliers and reduce transportation-related emissions. By supporting local small businesses, we are contributing to a more sustainable future.
So, what can we do as consumers to support local small businesses?
1. Shop locally
Whenever possible, choose to shop at local small businesses instead of large chain stores. Your purchase makes a big difference to the local business owner and supports the local economy.
2. Spread the word
Word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool for small businesses. Share your positive experiences with local small businesses to your friends and family and on social media.
3. Attend local events
Many local small businesses host events that encourage the community to come together. Attend these events and show your support for the local business owner and the community.
In conclusion, the impact of local small businesses on our communities and the economy cannot be overstated. Supporting us is crucial to ensure our growth and survival. As consumers, we have the power to choose to support these businesses through our purchasing decisions, spreading the word, and attending local events. By doing so, we are ensuring a more sustainable and prosperous future for our communities.
Some of the local businesses I love to support.
Nature Health Farms Alex D'Jon
Empanada Ni Aling Kikay
Enhanced Aesthetics and Wellness
April's Custom Woodworks
Silent G Consulting Vicki Greco
Miranda Milette Mannadogz
Infinity Limousine Robert Rogero