May 15, 2017
You may be surprised by how much supporting local, small businesses actually effects you the consumer, your local independent, in this case, pet food store, and your community. I for one always try to buy local but will admit to the temptation of paying less for the same product and having it delivered to me. I have often asked my local, small business if they will meet a competitors cost and often times they will, your business is very valuable to them as well as the community you both live in.
The impact of buying local, has many faceted layers. Consumers and their communities ARE positively impacted when supporting local small business. In such a volatile economic environment, smaller, local businesses count on your patronage in order to stay afloat, an added bonus is you usually deal with a knowledgeable, vested individual who actually knows the products they are selling.
There are far-reaching advantages to deciding to “shop local.” By supporting your local businesses, you are in turn supporting your local economy; significantly more money stays in a community when purchases are made at locally owned – rather than nationally owned – businesses.
• Local businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses such as banks, service providers, and farms.
• For every $100 you spend at local businesses, $68!! will stay in the community.
• Independent retailers return more than three times as much money per dollar of sales to the community in which they operate than chain competitors.
• Small businesses employ 77 million Americans and accounted for 65% of all new jobs over the past 17 years.
In addition to helping build the local economy, there are also notable intangible benefits that come from supporting businesses in your local community. Local businesses are owned and operated by your neighbors! They care about and are invested in the well-being of your community and its future.
So when deciding where to spend your hard-earned dollars consider the benefits of turning to local, independently owned small businesses within your community.
And remember …
all you need is LOVE and we supply the rest