Legit Reasons to Support Local Business
Top 5 Reasons To Buy Local
By Frank Griffin
Although the thriving economy in Birmingham is one that can support your every need, some of us may not be aware of the impact of supporting our local economy.
It takes just being aware, but the following five reasons will help you realize why buying local is the best thing to do.
#1 Support Your Community
Buying local directly affects you, your family and loved ones. It feels good to know that the money you spend locally will stay within your community and keep the cycle flowing. The businesses you support will, in turn, spend their profits the same way.
#2 Environmentally Friendly
Why purchase a product that had to be transported hundreds of miles when you are more than likely to have a locally produced version. Imagine the saved fuel and resources – the environment will thank you.
When you buy local you are purchasing according to your needs – not the influence of advertisers. Corporations use the profits from your money for aggressive advertising, encouraging you to buy on impulse. Control and buying local are great habits to instill in everyone you know.
#4 Save Money
Buying local is almost always cheaper. When you deduct the costs associated with shipping and the taxes involved – you are left with more money in your own pocket.
#5 Support Local Businesses
You can’t put a price on knowing that all of your purchases are going to local residents and business owners of Birmingham.
Every dollar you spend will be going towards supporting businesses and ensuring that their employees will continue to have jobs.
Imagine if everyone bought everything locally. The economy would prosper and we would all be healthier. That’s what you call a Win-Win.
So the next time you have a choice, make sure to buy local.