Many of us find our homogenized culture to be normal. We are conditioned to a guaranteed wallet-friendly world of lightning speed convenience. But here are three benefits to local businesses we might not know we are missing!
1. Character In our cookie-cutter society today, it's refreshing to see unique businesses flourish and grow. Plus it's encouraging to put our dollars towards entrepreneurial individuals striving to contribute to their community's needs and personality.
2. Economy Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy. Locally owned businesses also create more hometown
jobs and, often, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
3. Competition and Diversity A marketplace of many small businesses leads to variety and is a sure way towards quality as well as a priority to offer products that the consumer's wants and needs.