Shopping at Locally Owned Businesses Helps Your Community
A study shows that when you shop at locally owned businesses, 45 percent of your dollars stay local,
as compared to 17 percent with chains.
- Surveys suggest that 75 percent of small firms donate to charities each year, averaging a contribution of six percent of their profits.
- Unique businesses create character. Just think about it. Would you rather take a selfie at a Wal Mart or a locally owned boutique?
- The negative environmental impact of a big box store can be much greater than from shops on Main Street.
- Most new jobs are supplied by local businesses.
Watch for the annual Small Business Saturday celebration in your community in November!
Read more: 6 Benefits for You and Your Community From Supporting Local Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur)