When we nurture local businesses we are able to use local resources, employ local staff at decent wages and serve local patrons.
When we support local, we also keep money in our community. Oftentimes,the business owners are more likely to live in the community and are more invested in the community’s well being and future.
“These are establishments that are often the character of a neighborhood, a community. The relationships created between customers and those that work in independent business frequently go beyond just purchases — it becomes familial.”
When businesses that are local to you are asking for support, it doesn’t have to mean spending money. It can mean:
When possible, purchase gift cards! You can buy gift cards to your favourite local restaurant, brewery, or your favourite Mountain Adventure company ;). A financial investment now can change the long-term health and survival of small business. Gift cards can oftentimes be purchased in any denomination!