The Benefits of Supporting Local Businesses
Posted on 09/18/2017
We’ve all heard the craze around supporting local businesses. Buy local, they say, eat local, they shout, go local, they promote. But sometimes buying locally can be difficult—whether in price, availability or convenience. Still, choosing community businesses actually can be worthwhile, and even worth advocating.
When it comes to supporting local business, there’s more to it than helping the community; it supports you too. Check out these reasons why going local helps you out in the long run.
1. Strengthen your local economy.
Small businesses often give back to the community in other ways, whether donating, buying or financially backing other independent groups. When small businesses are strong, the community and local economy are strengthened as well.
2. Create more jobs.
These jobs could go to your friends, family or neighbors—people who would probably experience much more competition at a large chain store. Or, these jobs could go to you, just from doing your part to support the community.
3. Reduce environmental impact.
4. Lower your taxes.
5. Improve your family’s health.
When it comes to choosing local businesses, helping the community means helping you, too. Whether it’s aiding the economy now or building a better world for future generations, small businesses are here for you. But first, they need a little support too.
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