Shop Local This Holiday Season

November 30, 2019

Does holiday shopping seem daunting to you? Tired of crowded retail stores and paying for products that don’t last? Shop locally this year at the small businesses in your community.
 
Here are a few reasons why shopping locally is a great idea:
1. Unique gifts. Many local stores have hand crafted items that may be the perfect gift for your hard-to-buy-for friends and family.
2. More personalized service. Retail stores are often busy with lots of shoppers trying to snag the holiday deals and hurried employees who can’t always help you. Local businesses can offer a more personalized shopping experience. Their employees may have a better knowledge of the products they are selling, and store owners often are there to help you. 
3. Community support. When you shop at a local business, you’re helping to create new jobs in your community. According to Forbes Magazine every $10 million spent at a local business creates approximately 57 jobs, whereas the same spending at amazon.com creates approximately 14 jobs. (Forbes Magazine). 
4. Product diversity. Retail stores often stock their shelves based on national demand while small businesses tend to focus on the needs of their communities. 
 
This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30, 2019. Join in supporting local businesses this holiday season and wow your friends and family with gifts that are unique and support the local economy. Why not give back to your community while giving great gifts to your loved ones?

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