From Business North Carolina:
“I’ve always thought that one way to boost the economic prospects of the less populated parts of the Old North State is to encourage folks to shop at only locally owned stores. Sure, it costs a little bit more, but look at the benefits, from celebrating entrepreneurs to enhancing local culture.
National retailers take far more from our local communities than they ever give back (and the digital ones are even worse). They rarely donate to the local United Way, sponsor a baseball team or buy an ad in the high-school football program. We allow them to get away with being detached from our towns.”
Many people buy from Amazon….it is easy and quick….and often the best price….though not always.
Successful local business….make themselves….unique and different….in many cases a destination. Our experience proved also that local business had to be a part of the community.