6 Reasons You Need to Spend Local

Now more than ever we need to be mindful will how we make our purchases and choose our service providers.  When and where you can please choose a local Redlands Coast Business.   Here are just 6 reasons why just spending a few extra dollars a week local will help.

1.  It supports your local community

By shopping locally, you are directly contributing to your local community. Your money is going straight into your local community and making it thrive. Otherwise, you will most probably be supporting a giant chain which means local business will suffer or even worse having to close down.

2.  It creates local jobs

By supporting local businesses, you are in turn helping your local economy by creating more jobs.

3. It’s more personal – better customer service

Another of the great things about shopping local independent businesses is that they’re run by people not boardrooms.   They are usually family run who are interested in you and your stories and providing you exceptional customer service.  Plus you are helping an actual person pay for their kids education or sports lessons. 

4.  Keeping dollars in the local economy

Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community. 

5. You’re supporting local not-for-profits

Many local businesses support local not-for-profits and charities that are relevant to the local area. So you are in fact also supporting those by supporting local business.

6. Environmental Sustainability

You reduce your carbon foot print.  Which in turn helps air and water pollution as well as habitat loss.   Oh and you save on petrol costs so its a win for everybody.