3 Easy ways to keep money in your community

Rose & Grace

Hi all! Charleigh, Nora and I have partnered with some amazing small shops to bring you discount codes for their products! I will often get asked why I support small shops instead of shopping at big corporations… Don’t get me wrong, I do still shop at places like Carters, Buy Buy Baby, Joe Fresh, Winners, Marshals, Zara etc etc from time to time. BUT whenever I have the chance or choice I will always pick local or small (or both!) It has become extremely important to me to put my daughters and myself in ethical and sustainable clothing… and here is why

1. Local Economic Stimulus. When you purchase at locally owned businesses rather than nationally owned, MORE MONEY IS KEPT IN THE COMMUNITY because locally owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms. Makes sense, right?

2. Non Profits Receive Greater Support. Local business owners donate more to local charities than non local owners. I can vouch for this 100%. My business often times gives back to the community a few times a month. It is so, so important for keeping money in the community.

3. Unique Businesses Create Character and Prosperity. The unique character of your local community is defined in large part by the businesses that reside there, and that plays a big factor in your overall satisfaction with where you live and the value of you home and property. Again... makes sense, right?!

4. Environmental Impact Is Reduced. Small local business usually set up shop in the town. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and POLLUTION. So much importance in this alone!!

5. Most New Jobs Are Provided By Local Businesses. Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally. Plus the more jobs you have in your local community the less people are going to have to commute which means MORE TIME AND LESS TRAFFIC AND POLLUTION. One word (two words?)…St. Albert….Am I right?! lol

6. Customer Service Is Better. Local businesses often hire people with more specific product expertise for better customer service. You are also going to see these people around town also and you can start to build a relationship. I have met the nicest humans through shopping small!! You tend to get a WAY better customer service experience when you shop small. No talking to bots or computers. Real humans, real feelings, real people!

7. Local Business Owners Invest In Community. Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s welfare and future. Neat! Another amazing reason to shop small and local.

8. Public Benefits Far Outweigh Public Costs. Local businesses require comparatively little infrastructure and more efficiently utilize public services relative to chain stores.

9. Competition And Diversity Leads To More Consumer Choices. A marketplace of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term

10. You Matter More. This point is about exerting influence with your purchasing choices, or “voting with your wallet.” It’s a fact that businesses respond to their customers but your values and desires are much more influential to your local community business than the large big box stores.

11. Know the people behind the product. When you personally know the people behind the business where you’re buying local products and services, you enjoy a connection you would not otherwise have. Along with the rest of the community, you celebrate when a favorite local business succeeds and you mourn when it’s forced to shut its doors. This personal investment isn’t quite as present when a chain business closes, aside from feeling disappointment that you have fewer businesses within convenient driving distance.

12. Improve your family’s health. Buying local food has multiple health benefits to your family. When you buy from local farmers, you have access to fruits and vegetables that you know are chemical free, as well as grass-fed meats, fresh eggs, and dairy from cows that feast on local green grass each day.

You may be wondering, how do I start to support local businesses? WHERE do I start?

1. Learn About Local Businesses

To learn more about the small-business community in your area, set aside a day to explore your town and see what it has to offer. Since part of the benefit of shopping local comes from being able to run errands on foot, if possible, leave your car at home and focus on the area within walking distance.

2. Shop Locally

Once you’ve identified local businesses in your area, the next step is to make shopping at them part of your usual routine.

3. Eat Locally

Not all local businesses are useful to everyone. For instance, a children’s clothing store isn’t of much use to you if you don’t have kids. However, everybody has to eat, so shopping locally for food is one of the best ways to support your local economy.

A locally owned grocery store is a good place to start, but a farmers market is even better. Shopping there gives you a chance to meet not just the people who sell your food, but the people who grow it as well!

So… Have I convinced all of you to support local shops and small shops?! If not, here are some more reason! DISCOUNT CODES! It’s a nice perk of shopping locally, companies will work with influencers like myself to offer discount codes to their customers! Click on the name for a direct link to their shops! Ps. Some shops require you to order off DM on Instagram or Facebook, the majority have websites where you can key in your discount code though.

Happy shopping babes! And while you’re at it..why don’t you give them a follow on social media! Another amazing way to support these shops is by supporting their social media accounts!

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