Shopping for the holidays can be stressful. From wishlists, long lineups to finding the best hiding spot… There’s a lot to think about!
However, it is still crucial that we remain mindful when it comes to shopping locally. After the long year that many small businesses have faced, nurturing our local businesses is the best way to give back to our local community.
Not sure how?
Here are 5 simple examples how shopping locally can go a long way:
Supports local economy: When shopping locally, the money invested in these small businesses are often kept within the community. Local businesses often purchase products from other local businesses in the community, which helps other businesses grow!
Environmental impact is reduced: By shopping locally you automatically are helping reduce negative environmental impact as these businesses don’t require as big of a commute. This means less traffic and less pollution overall.
Bigger investment in local communities: Local business owners are often from the community itself. Their personal investment in nurturing the community’s welfare and future is heightened in comparison to mega corporations that do not have the same intentions.
Helps create local jobs: Local businesses know a thing or two about hard work. For that reason, they care about hiring people that are passionate about the business and often compensate their employees better than other workplaces.
Supports entrepreneurs: Finally, when you shop local, you support your local entrepreneurs. Remember that this business was nothing but a dream for these owners before they got to where they are now. Make sure to help support them and their business whenever you can.
What’s a local business that you enjoy supporting?