Ten Reasons Why You Should Shop Local This Saturday |Small Business

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  1. You’ll get great customer service, because you’ll likely be dealing directly with the small business owner or with someone the owner supervises.
  2. A small business will frequently offer unique selections you can’t find at a big box store.
  3. Small businesses help stabilize the local economy because they are owned and operated by men and women who live in the community.
  4. Look around at your next local sports event. Who has their name on the backs of the kids’ t-shirts? Your local small business owner. They are the ones who chip-in to support community activities.
  5. Small business prosperity fosters a “sense of place” – making neighborhoods and downtowns unique and interesting.
  6. Small businesses often use locally sourced products, helping to support local artisans.
  7. Small business owners like to buy from their peers, thus supporting an ecosystem of other small firms.
  8. Small company retailers often provide entry level jobs for young people and give them their first exposure to the work world and adult responsibility.
  9. Small firms help ensure competition to big box companies and reinforce lower prices and product innovation.
  10. Small business owners are more likely to invest their earnings back in to their local neighborhoods and communities.

source: Michigan Advantage

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