Small businesses have been a cornerstone of the local economy since the dawn of time. These companies are more likely to reinvest in their communities, create jobs and make it personal by providing customers with a much-needed level of customer service.
Shopping small means that money goes back into the local economy, creating more jobs and invigorating your community.
When you shop small, you’re helping to support the local economy and give back to the community.
Your money stays in your community and is more likely to be spent on goods and services from other local businesses. And as more people in your community become employed by local companies, there are more funds available for public projects that benefit everyone, such as new parks or roads.
Keeping it personal
Small businesses help keep it personal, providing a much-needed level of customer service.
A small business providing a personal service is one of the things that can make a big difference to customers. They’re often more likely to know their customers by name, which means that when you visit their store, they will greet you and ask how your day is going. When you buy from a small business, there’s also an emphasis on building relationships with clients.
Small businesses are also more likely to be involved in their community and support local charities. This makes them more visible in the community and builds up trust between them and those who use them regularly - meaning that people are happy to recommend them too!
Whether it's a local bakery or beauty salon, buying local has a positive impact on your community.
Here are a few reasons why supporting your local small businesses is good for your community:
Small businesses are more likely to hire local people. When you buy from a local small business, you're supporting the management team and all of their employees. Hiring locally helps keep money in the community which helps the economy grow.
Smaller businesses also tend to give back more than big companies because it's more rewarding for them as well.
Small businesses are more likely to donate to local charities. Big chains tend to donate money through national charities. It might not seem like much at first glance but over time these little contributions add up quickly bringing value both financially as well as socially within our communities--which brings us back around again full circle: buying local supports social responsibility within communities too!
You'll have access to an array of products and services that cater specifically to your needs.
Local suppliers will be able to meet your requirements quickly with no long waiting times—which means more time spent focusing on what matters most: running your business!
Small businesses are a source of pride for the community.
Small businesses can be a source of innovation and growth in their communities.
Keeping it local
Small businesses can provide jobs that pay well: In fact, small businesses account for about two thirds of all private-sector employment in the UK and nearly 60% of those employed by SMEs say they are paid more than the minimum wage.
They also support local economies by keeping money circulating within their communities rather than taking it out—which means more money is reinvested locally than would be if only big companies were around! This helps to grow your economy as well as keep it strong!
And finally...small business owners tend to know each other pretty well--they go out together, do things together and generally have fun!
We hope we've inspired you to shop local, support small businesses and help your community grow.
We know that it can be difficult at times, but we ask that you keep trying!
It can be hard to find the time or money to do what's right for yourself and the people around you, but taking small steps toward this goal can make a big difference in how we all live our lives.
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