every $100 you spend in locally
owned, independent stores, $68
returns to your community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures.
If you spend that in a national chain store,
only $43 stays here.
Spend it online and nothing
wondering what the big deal is? Think about it this way:
independent businesses would you miss
if they closed tomorrow?
Need some more reasons?
When you shop at an independent local business...
keep more money in your local economy and support local jobs
local means less infrastructure and more money to beautify your community.
Buying local instead of online ensures that sales taxes are reinvested
where they belong: in your community.
You celebrate the uniqueness of your community
wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in
the U.S. So why would you want your community to look that way?
You help the environment
from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of
less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you
know are safe and well made, because we stand behind them.
You encourage community
know you, and you know us.
We support local schools, libraries, charities, and arts and educational
programs. Local businesses donate to community causes at more
than twice the rate of chains.
You conserve your tax dollars
in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance,
and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally
instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where
they belong—right here in your community!
You benefit from our expertise
are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested interest in knowing
how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do. Why not take
advantage of it?
You create more choice
pick the items we sell based on what we know you like and want. We're
not beholden to corporate interests, market research, or suppliers'
advertising dollars. We believe you're unique and interesting, and we
shop for YOU.
You invest in entrepreneurship
and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon.
Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
You make this community a destination
more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will
attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!
So celebrate your independence by shopping independent!
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