Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Top ten reasons to shop local

As a consumer and a small business owner this really made me stop and think where I want my hard earned money to go!


LOCAL stores are more likely to carry locally produced plants which support LOCAL agriculture. LOCAL business owners contribute to more LOCAL fundraising. LOCAL businesses provide jobs. LOCAL businesses support other LOCAL businesses. The business community becomes reflective of this community's unique culture. The sales taxes we pay support this community and county, fixing our roads and maintaining our recreational facilities. Competition and diversity result in fair prices, more choices and great customer service. Shopping LOCAL reduces our carbon footprint. LOCAL business owners invest in the community and have a vested interest in the future of their community. Our hometown is important!
And don't forget your favorite Antique stores, you may go back in 6 months and be heart broken if their gone!
Just food for thought...maybe next time you order that book or article of clothing etc. online maybe first you could check your local bookstore or clothing boutique out.
I know we all shop online, but do you know that zero of those dollars go back into your community?


Anonymous said...

Trust me if I lived near you, I would be a weekly customer. Darn, you are too far away! Have a great day.


Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I'm with LeAnn, I would be doing the same thing. I have always loved going to small town shops. It is always a pleasure stopping in and having a good time with the people too. I think I do my share spending the mighty dollar to communities throughout my areas. The only time I go online to is to buy certain things, like trying to find a deal on things I don't particularly care to look for in stores.

Enjoy your day-

Funky Junk Sisters said...

Great post! I promise to get you some flyers for the show tomorrow! Dixie and I have been swamped with last minute details for the show!

I'll see you tomorrow.
Funky Junk Sister #2

Alexia said...

Ahaha, I read 'Reliance Brand Canned Fruit and Vegetarians'! Is that your shop? Can you shop the whole thing over to me out of the goodness of your heart? I don't really have my own place at the moment and my room is very small but I'd be delighted to be cramped as long as I could have it all.

This is obvioiusly a compliment.