Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than nationally owned businesses, considerably more of your cash is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms -- continuing to build up the economic base of your community.
Where I shop, where I eat and have fun -- all of it makes my community home. One-of-a-kind businesses are an important part of the distinctive character of my neighborhood. I try to do all my shopping from local businesses. I've made some connections for my business and I've enjoyed several new friendships with other small business owners. It's just a win-win situation.
Tourism businesses also benefit from buying local. “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.” ~ Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust
Take a peek at these great finds on Etsy from my local community…Atlanta, GA:
- No-Bottle Shampoo and Conditioner Pack - http://www.etsy.com/listing/73658925/no-bottle-shampoo-and-conditioner-pack
- SAHARA-Necklace and Earrings with African Trade Beads OOAK - http://www.etsy.com/listing/73695130/sahara-necklace-and-earrings-with
- NEW Double White and Light Pink Satin Flower Fascinator Set Clean and Bright - http://www.etsy.com/listing/72698476/new-double-white-and-light-pink-satin
- Wherever You Go, Go With All Your Heart Necklace - http://www.etsy.com/listing/72993421/wherever-you-go-go-with-all-your-heart