Hey guys! Christmas is just around the corner and my favorite local boutique has just the things you need. So many options whether your shopping for yourself or someone else, they have it all! The Lovingbull is not only has amazing options, but they also have the best owners. They care about their customers, employees and their community. So this year I encourage everyone in and around the community to not just shop with them, but to shop local.
Shopping local not only supports the dreams of your small business owners, but it also builds up your community in ways that you might not even think of often. Below are 7 rewarding reasons you should remember to shop local this holiday season. (Also enjoy all of the beautiful outfits I threw together the other day at The Lovingbull) #shoplocal
Receive the personal touch
Because the employees are likely personally invested in the products or services they are selling, they are more likely to go the extra mile for their customers when it comes to providing product/service descriptions, uses, backstories, and customer service.
Creates more jobs
Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally. In fact, since the 1970s, more than 65% of new jobs have come from the rise in small business
Shorter, and more infrequent, lines mean less stress and hassle when it comes to getting what you need from the business.
Reduces environmental impact
Transportation is a big reason why. Because local businesses make more local purchases, less transportation is required. In turn, you’re contributing less to pollution, traffic congestion, habitat loss and resource depletion.
Non-profits receive more support
Local business owners provide significant support for non-profits. In fact, non-profits receive as much as 350% more money from local shops than non-locally owned businesses.
Puts taxes to good use
In addition to generating more tax revenue per sales dollar, taxes paid by small, local businesses are widely used to support schools, parks, roads, and other local programs that benefit your friends, family, and community.
Unique and exclusive
Two words…small batch. Often times the production of small-batch products involves the use of techniques, processes, and/or ingredients that might not be seen as “cost-efficient” in mass production. When you shop at local businesses, you’re likely getting something that’s unique and exclusive.