We’re really lucky… our local area is full of wonderful small businesses and there are heaps of reasons to ‘Think Local, Buy Local’.
Here are 5 big reasons for using your local businesses:
1. They know their customers
Local businesses understand people in the area. They’re quick to react to what their customers want and are able to meet the changing needs of the local population. This means they can offer you relevant and interesting products and services rather than the larger, more commercial companies that generally provide the same things no matter where you live.
2. They create jobs
Shops in our towns create jobs within the local community. By purchasing from these smaller businesses, you’re helping to grow employment opportunities which in turn, makes the area a better place to live and work.
3. The experience
There’s nothing quite like the personal touch that comes with the customer service in a local shop. They get to know you and can offer products and services that best meet your needs. Plus, they have an authenticity that the bigger brands can’t usually match. What’s not to like?!
4. They’re better for the environment
Local businesses often source their products locally, which helps to reduce their carbon footprint.
5. Great deals – you’ll be surprised!
Don’t assume that chain stores have the best deals – local businesses can have competitive pricing that you might not expect. Before you hit Google, take the time to have a look around your area and see what’s on offer.
‘Think Local, Buy Local’ – If you are a local business who would like to feature in our ‘Think Local, Buy Local’ Local Answer pages, call Yvette on 01642 296513, Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm.