RETAILERS HAVE A SAY WHY BEING LOCAL IS GOOD
Retailers know what's happening out there. It's a tough environment trying to get ahead.
More and more are seeing value in being part of the local neighbourhood trading scene.
Here's what some are saying:
"Connect with your local suppliers and celebrate local produce.
Let everyone know that you're using local supplies and/ or local services."
"Everyone loves the "home grown" idea.
Try to offer lower prices for local products and services.
Promote "fresh" if you can too."
"It's a great feeling being "a local trader"because you know that more of your money will be kept in your local economy.
The more money spent, the more the area prospers. It's an energising thought."
"You create local jobs for local people when you're a local trader.
Hiring from the local community means you immediately have a connection with those around the area."
"Small local businesses can become involved in community events and as a result, customers support us.
We give a more personalized service and the good thing for us then is that the rewards are there."
"Buying from a locally owned business helps the environment.
It conserves energy and resources, for instance, less fuel for transportation and less packaging waste.
So, embrace your local community. Get to know what makes it tick and support it!