5 Major Benefits for You From Supporting Local Businesses


In recent years, a huge movement has begun! It’s a movement that takes businesses away from large, impersonal corporate providers and introduces them to the people doing business in their very own cities. 

When an organisation supports their local business owners, they enjoys benefits that you can’t possibly experience from purchasing through some of the national chains.

Here are some top reasons to support your local entrepreneurs:

1. Improve the local economy.
When a business buys local, significantly more of that money stays in the community. In fact, one recent study found that for every £100 spent at a local business, approximately £68 remained in the city while only £43 of each £100 spent with a major corporate organisation.

Local business owners often have incentive to support other local businesses, patronizing local establishments for both business and personal reasons. Major chain type businesses, on the other hand, tend to get their supplies from corporate, as well as having store managers and employees that aren’t as personally invested in buying local.

2. Know the people behind the product. 
When you personally know the people behind the business where you’re buying local products and services, you enjoy a connection you would not otherwise have. Along with the rest of the community, you celebrate when a favorite local business succeeds and embrace having a face to face point of contact on your businesses doorstep.

3. Keep your community unique.
It is a well known fact that local businesses give a community its flavor.  Take for example towns across America, which have similar chain restaurants, grocery and department stores but that one diner down the street where you have breakfast every Saturday morning is one-of-a-kind. The combined presence of your town’s many local businesses makes it different from every other city in the world. By supporting those businesses instead of chains, you ensure that uniqueness is preserved as a part of your community and a collaboration second to none!

4. Better customer service.
If you’ve ever dealt with a large corporation, you know getting help can be a pain. You’ll call an 0800 number, to only then be transferred six times and put on hold. Even when you speak to a customer service representative, that person is so far removed from the decision-making process, there appears to be very little concern that the company will lose you as a customer.

When you shop local for business, the business owner is usually directly connected to every employee within their organisation. This leads to a far more personal approach that often means any problem you have is taken seriously and dealt with more promptly.

5. More personalised service.
Having the owner nearby also means that owner personally knows his individual clients. He knows the products and services that you buy or the services you request on a regular basis and can tailor services to make your experience even better. 

Buying local has benefits beyond mere convenience. When you support local business owners, you understandably get a far more personalised level of service and support, as well as helping make your community a far better/more successful place to live! In addition to this you will also get access to unique products and services that you usually can’t find with the chain and corporate type of organisations.

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