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Support Local * Shop Local

by in Uncategorized March 11, 2021

Supporting Local Business has always been important and in light of the 2020 events, the benefits of supporting Smaller, Local Businesses have become even more evident!

We’ve witnessed Small Business owners struggling to provide a living for their families and staff due to the Lockdown. As a consequence, unemployment skyrocketed, stores closed for good, morale dropped to a minimum low, communities fell apart… This explicitly showed us what will happen if the corporations grow to monstrous proportions, and Small Businesses close their doors. The Shop Local movement is hardly a trend – it’s a shift in Lifestyle that more and more people are embracing. In increasing numbers, consumers are turning away from big box retailers and investing in Local Businesses instead, looking to support their Communities – and more significantly, the People that make those Communities what they are.

In the last year alone, it’s estimated that 90 percent of consumers used the Internet to try to find a Local Business – evidence that people are still interested in purchasing goods and services close to home. For supporters of the Shop Local movement, this is just one of many encouraging statistics that proves their enthusiasm is not only worthwhile, but is spreading. 

Better and more personalized service, higher quality goods, and a desire to support Local Vendors are often named by consumers as key motivations to buy Locally. Despite the rise of Amazon and its impact on retail overall, Local Businesses have proved to be surprisingly resilient.

Some theorize that this is because Small Businesses have spent the last several decades trying to stay ahead of big box retail.  They have found sustainable success by leveraging personalized service and higher product quality. They know this commitment to both quality and service is what keeps customers coming back – even when it might be easier to purchase something through a few clicks. 

Shopping Local is all about sharing the love.

“A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in” – Nicole Snow

Excerpts from Articles by: Enterprise League, and Picks & Giggles.

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