It can sometimes be more convenient to jump online, click, pay and then just wait for the post to arrive but unfortunately since the pandemic many small businesses have been forced to close their doors. That's why now with restrictions being lifted, shopping locally is a great option for the heart and soul!
Small businesses create culture and identity within the communities they trade within. For example, a quirky themed cafe will encourage customers from other towns to come and explore - which means more customers and money into the local community.
Local businesses have started from scratch, and most of the time they are literally made from blood, sweat and tears! Imagine setting up a business from scratch, or creating your products with your own hands and people are paying to come and visit to purchase these. What a great feeling!
There's many reasons why local shops preserve the environment, but here are some of the top reasons:
Did you know that UK statistics show that for every £1 spent in a small or medium-sized business, 63p stay in the local economy? For every amount spent, you are helping your local economy and community.
There are lots of other ways we can shop local and support small businesses:
From farmers markets, one-off quirky hidden gems and lots of community spirit, shopping locally really is a wonderful option for getting in the weekly food shop, quirky gifting finds and a special payday treat.
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Published: 30th June 2021
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