How does it work? I believe in buying local products, from local merchants builds the community by enriching my neighbors, by supporting their endeavors & I believe that frequenting local businesses is a great way to strengthen social bonds. So we create a centralized website where owners can add their listing with other business owners who have the same like minded approach to supporting your communities shop and buy local campaign. Then we add key words and meta data to the listing so local consumers can also find what they are looking for. Its a win / win for your business.
How does shopping and buying local affect local businesses? Small, locally-owned businesses are likely to keep the money they earn in the community; it’s not skimmed off top & sent to corporate America. Local businesses are more likely to use local suppliers & vendors to support their business.
Do local business owners hire local talent? Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.