With Christmas around the corner you can help support a local business. Here's some reasons why... 💷The Local Economy💷
This might not be the most exciting of things to think about, but it is important. Research has shown that for every £10 that is spent with a local, independent shop, up to £50 goes back into the local economy. Which makes perfect sense. If you’re supporting a small business, they can make a profit. With that profit they can do exciting things like go to a local pub or restaurant, which can then make a profit and maybe even employ more staff. 💝Customer Service💝
Small businesses are run by actual, accessible people. More often than not when you contact a small business you will be speaking directly to the person in charge. Customer service is everything when it comes to selling the products or service, and directly affects the company and the person you’re speaking to. If they can’t help with your query, smaller companies can usually point you in the direction of someone who can. 📈Value for Money📈
While some items may be more expensive from a small business, it’s much better value for money. Every product has been made, checked and double checked. They’re made to last, and that’s what the company want. More often than not you’ll be given advice on how to make your product last as long as possible along with tips tried and tested by that business, saving you money in the long run. 📣Cheaper Deals📣
Getting the best deal is important to many of us. Everyone loves a bargain. Following small businesses on social media alerts you to their sales, or any discounts that are happening. Although we’re told that buying online with large companies is the cheapest way to shop, that’s not always the case. Shopping direct is often cheaper than any online deal. (If they stand at craft fayres or corporate events there’s usually a discount to be had, so it’s worth going and speaking to them there.) 🌈Support a Dream🌈 “Every time you buy from a small business, an actual person does a happy dance.” It’s a quote we’re sure you’ve all seen, but it is completely true. Setting up, running and maintaining a small business is not easy.