8 Reasons Why Shopping Local is a MUST!
1. Supports the local economy
Shopping at locally owned and operated businesses supports the economy you live in. Better local economy equals better living for you and your neighborhood.
2. Local Job Opportunities
Small businesses are the largest job supplier on a national scale! Let’s keep that local and national unemployment rate down!
3. Lower your carbon footprint
Shopping local benefits the environment. Many small/local businesses offer the same products as larger franchise stores, but are much closer to you and your family. Less drive time means less carbon emissions leads to healthier air.
4. Customer Service is A++
Community members of your neighborhood will be helping you at local shops! Smaller businesses have a smaller but more connected workforce. The family-fell in the shop will make you feel like a member.
5.Help local businesses “Live Long and Prosper!”
Supporting one local business is not only supporting them, but the multiple other local businesses they source from. Local and small businesses are a tight knit community that work and sell together.
6. Social Media fun
Social media is a great way to connect with friends, right? Now start connecting with your community. Follow your locally owned businesses on social medias to keep updated with new products or family fun events. There is also a better chance a small business will feature you on their page!
7. Taxes, who likes them?
Put your taxes to good use. Your local tax goes back to your city and community needs – rebuilding, sustaining, and refurbishing.
8. Build a BETTER community
Shopping local creates relationships. Build a stronger sense of community in your own neighborhood by shopping locally. The more connections you make, the more connections your city makes.
So there you have it- tons of great reasons to shop local! Make sure you plan a trip to our little grocery store and deli and help support your Fort Collins economy!
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