Why should you buy local rather than from a big chain store?

Here are 5 good reasons:

  1. When you buy local, you are putting money back into the community and helping the local economy.  Not only will a local business hire local people, but the money the business makes will be re-circulated into the community.

  2. Independent businesses help keep our community unique.  We don’t want to be the same as everywhere else; imagine walking around our towns and seeing the same chain stores everywhere you look all selling the same things.  We want our community to have character and it is local businesses that help give it just that.

  3. They pay more taxes.  Enough said.

  4. You will get better service.  A local business will take more time to get to know the customers and their needs putting people before profit which results in friendly service with no pushy sales techniques.

  5. Buy what you want.  Big chain stores sell the same products nationally where a local business will select their products based on the needs of the local customers.  The more independent shops there are in the community, the greater the range of products and the cheaper the prices will become in the long term.