It’s the local business that calls you by name, remembers your favorite order or has your best interest at heart. It’s the local businesses who most frequently give back to the community in which you live. Ultimately, when you give to them…they give right back to you!
#1 Adds to the Unique Character of the Town
Only when you’re out of town do you realize how much you value your hometown mom and pop shops. When owners call you by name and ask about your family you quickly understand that local stores are indeed special. Local businesses care more about establishing relationships with their customers rather than one-time transactions like most franchises.
#2 Increases Community Well-Being
When a town has multiple neighboring local businesses, a strong town center is established. Local businesses can then form economic and social relationships. These businesses also contribute and support local causes/charities more frequently than chains.
#3 Decision Making is Centered Around The Community
Unlike large corporations that are constantly building their stores in multiple cities without much hesitation, local companies take the time to ensure that huge decisions are conducted by people who live in the city. Not just that, local shops consider individuals who will experience the impact of those decisions firsthand.
#4 Investing More Money Into The Community
Local businesses benefit the whole community because they are more inclined to share a larger revenue back into the local community. Therefore if you give to them, they will give back to you-by supporting causes and charities that matter most to you!
#5 Jobs & Wages
Local businesses create jobs which help employees establish meaningful relationships with other local business professionals within the community. In some instances, locally owned businesses can provide higher wages compared to chains.
Business minded entrepreneurs help drive our countries economy and innovation. Thanks to local business entrepreneurs, more jobs are being created and families within the community can turn from lower wage jobs.
#7 Public Benefits and Costs
“Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.”
– Stacy Mitchell
#8 Diverse Products
When small local businesses create products of their interest and passion, consumers end up with a range of high quality, innovative and one-of a kind products. Manufacturers can’t create these one-of- a kind products that are built with love like local businesses can.
*Please, tell us why else you like small businesses!