After this last year, you may have learned a few new lessons. One may be that you love your family and count your blessings. The second may be the value of supporting your community through the tough times. To do that this last year, you may have made the effort to make more purchases local. From your weekly grocery shop, ordering takeout, or purchasing holiday gifts for your loved ones.
Not only do your local purchases help keep money local, but you’re also able to meet local creators and those in your community. And, every purchase may have the perfect added touch. For instance, you buy a journal that was handcrafted by a local artist. It makes it just that special for you or your loved ones to pick up and journal every morning vs a regular mass-produced journal.
Not to mention, when you buy local, the majority of that money stays local. When you spend money outside of your community, it most likely won’t come back to your community easily. To easily shop local more often and with your family, we created a few printables. Download our small business shopping list to ensure you get everything you need (within budget), and color in our coloring sheet to design your own small business.
Additional resources and further reading:
– Use Big Time Shirt to grow your business.
– Why business promotion matters.
– The basics of branding.