16 Nov 6 Reasons to Shop Local
Put your money where your heart is
Shop local, support your friends, neighbours and yourself. Invest in your community; help to create a stronger and healthier local economy by keeping your money local.
Local stores help sustain vibrant, compact and walkable town centres – which in turn are essential to reduce sprawl, vehicle use, habitat loss and pollution
Keep Your Community Unique
One of a kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of your local area. They create diversity on your High Street and they often support other local makers and creators.
Create Collective Prosperity
Locally owned businesses invest more in local labour, contribute more local taxes and spent more time on community based decisions, and creating local events. In doing so, they create more opportunity for everyone in your community
Local Owners Care
Local business owners often live in and love your area. They are less likely to leave and are more invested in the future of the whole community
Give Back and Take Care
Local business owners make more local purchases themselves. Locally owned companies and employees are statistically more likely to give to local charities.
So this holiday season why not shop local, shop small and reward yourself!
Alison is the owner and Director of Serenity VA and provides Business & Marketing services to small business clients across the globe. For more information see www.serenityva.co.uk Or give us a call! We are always happy to discuss how we can help you and your business!