Entrepreneurship is ever present and can be seen in many different forms across America. Most entrepreneurs usually start locally and depend on the people of the local market to help them grow. However, entrepreneurs are not the only ones who benefit when you buy from local businesses.
Here are 7 reasons why buying local is the right thing to do:
A marketplace full of small, local businesses is the easiest way to ensure stable, low prices and continued innovation.
2. Ability to meet in person at the drop of a hat
When dealing with large corporate companies, sometimes you feel like just another fish in the sea. Doing business with local companies usually means a more personal transaction. And who doesn’t love feeling important? It is always nice to associate a face with the business.
3. Prosperous Community
Local businesses build a strong foundation for great communities by solidifying vibrant shopping districts, building excellent economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.
4. “Local Multiplier Effect”
Similar to #3, when you do business with locally owned establishments, you’re not just doing business with that company, often times it is a network of local businesses getting involved. There’s a trickle-down effect. The local company you just bought a promotional mug from hired a local graphic designer for the design, and has a local accountant and advertising agency do the work that they don’t have time to do. You helped all of them with your single transaction.
5. Urgent sample can be provided the next day
In today’s fast-pace business world, urgency is the key to survive. You don’t want to be stuck waiting for your sample to be shipped from across the country, or worse, from across the world! Local companies are no more than a short drive from your office and can eliminate any shipping delays.
6. Freight Savings
To go along with #5, utilize locally owned companies and put money back into your wallet. Honestly, why pay for shipping when you can do business with a company right down the street?
7. Visit the Factories
This goes right along with putting a face to the company. Have you ever wondered how your order is processed or how it is made? Find out by buying local! Often times, owners encourage visitors to their factories in order to ensure customer’s trust in the quality and care that they produce. At Wearable Imaging we love showing our clients how the products are manufactured locally by taking them on factory tours.
There are no real disadvantages to buying locally. It only will benefit you. So give the corporate world a break and start helping out yourself as well as your community! Wearable Imaging takes pride in the aspect of community and our home-town company feel. We don’t just do business, we build relationships. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!