Think Local! Why You Should Support Your Local Businesses
Posted by IdyaFlow on December 2nd, 2020
Unlike bigbox stores, the locally-owned businesses are about offering you unique products. The local makers bring their personal experiences, skills, and creativity to their products in a marketplace. Small local businesses bring a sense of community and are the heart of the towns. They are about building a relationship with their customers. Now, imagine - everytime you walk into your local diner, coffee shop, or mom and pop store, you create a relationship that carries beyond the actual transaction.
As COVID-19-related shutdowns forced many local businesses to close for the past eight months, there’s never been a more crucial time to support local small businesses than right now.
In this article, we want to discuss how these local businesses support your community and what simple steps you can take to support them.
Thriving Local Economy: The number one obvious reason to support a local business means that you care about the community that you live in. You are supporting the local economy by putting money back into your community. Small businesses foster the local economy by keeping the money close to home and by creating jobs for local people. So next time, when you are debating between one option at a local shop versus one that is slightly cheaper at a big box store. Think about the people that you help employ.
An act of respect: Going out and starting a small business in this dog-eat-dog corporate world is both hard and scary. Most local businesses are run by your neighbours - not by boards, not by shareholders, not by algorithms. It is not about the bottomline, but the care and quality in their product because their work is a reflection of themselves and they do it to offer their community an alternative option that is going to make a difference in the lives of the people around them. So when you are buying your next grocery or toy or meal from a local business, you are showing your respect for their resiliency.
Help bringing uniqueness & character: Local businesses bring originality and variety in a world that’s becoming increasingly homogenized with large boxed stores that are all offering basically identical options. You’ll find unique twists on traditional possessions, or entirely unique ideas that create products that you never even knew you needed before you saw them in that shop.
Soon, many of us will start our holiday shopping. Keep in mind that this year, more than ever, shopping local is what will help get our economy back strong. It will prevent closures. Follow them on social media and make sure you share their deals or sales or announcements so that you can network and help them get a wider net for people who will be interested in shopping there.
There is no doubt, we have fallen into the fast action of one-click ordering on large marketplaces like Amazon & Walmart.
We at IdyaFlow can enable the same experience for your local community. IdyaFlow is a service marketplace software. We help you launch a fully functional online marketplace to connect your local businesses to their customers in a few days ready to generate revenue.
Contact Us Today - to learn more about how we can help you build an unique online community multi-vendor marketplace for your town!
If you want to support your local economy, Think local, Shop local, and Buy local.