Please know that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.
Get Better Service – Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
Buy What You Want, Not What Someone Wants You To Buy – A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
Encourage Diversified Prosperity – Buying from home based entrepreneurs from all over the country would mean that a lot of small businesses flourish in all parts of the nation.
Impeccable service – Small business owners also have the passion and customer centricity that big businesses can’t compete with. It shines through in a customer experience second to none. When you love what you do, it shows. Go check out some local businesses and you’ll see what I mean. Small business owners greet you when you walk in the door. They go out of their way to make real, personal connections with you. They provide thoughtful advice and recommendations based on your specific needs. They create what I call “wow” moments day in and day out, moments that simply can’t be matched by those big chains.
You may find a treasure – Small businesses are known for carrying unique goods or offering unique services.
Support entrepreneurship – Our country has long prided itself on the ability for anyone to open their own business. By shopping small, you support the dreams of others.