Localism: Week 9

Benefits of supporting small local businesses, Part 2.

In addition to making our communities more unique, supporting small local businesses supports ourselves! That’s right, small businesses employ over half of the United States workforce. Additionally, local businesses have the luxury of hiring locals, people who know their community. People who know their community know what people want to see in their stores, and so the inventory can be better suited to people in that community. Plus, local business owners are keener to listen to the new ideas that are around them, because they can more actively involve themselves in the community.