Everyone knows it is convenient and fun to go to stores close by, but Branded Screen Printing has put together a list of reasons why shopping locally is essential for the community and local economy.
1. Money spent locally directly impacts the local jobs that are created, creating economic growth. Small businesses create more jobs annually than large corporations. Local spending can also help fund city programs and community development through sales tax.
2. Buying locally can keep the local character alive. Most shopping malls all look the same, but having individually owned businesses maintains diversity and unique shopping experiences.
3. A multitude of small businesses can guarantee that there is plenty of diversity of the marketplace. With different business owners, it is guaranteed that they will all offer a slightly different product. This competition of businesses will also ensure that there will be low prices and excellent customer service.
4. Shopping at local businesses reduces the environmental impact. The local shopping environment will sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
5. Lastly, small businesses know that they need your support to stay in business. They will almost always offer better customer service and pay much more attention to your order than a larger chain. Branded Screen Printing appreciates all of our customers!