Ten rea­sons why shop­ping small is shop­ping clever

CityPress - - Opportunity Index -

can con­trol the quan­ti­ties so that you only buy what you need.

can check the qual­ity of the pro­duce be­cause you are con­trol­ling the quan­tity.

are sup­port­ing a per­son, rather than some face­less cor­po­ra­tion.

is no bump­ing of trol­leys and stupid mu­sic play­ing loudly.

you buy lo­cally, you sup­port your own com­mu­nity.

lo­cal busi­nesses are bet­ter for the en­vi­ron­ment be­cause they tend to source their goods lo­cally rather than truck­ing them in.

busi­nesses of­ten sup­port other small busi­nesses.

busi­nesses stock unique goods you can’t find in the big shops. Also, you can buy what you want, not what some­one wants you to.

good for your wal­let be­cause a mar­ket­place with thou­sands of small busi­nesses is the best way to en­sure in­no­va­tion and low prices over the long term.

like the Cheers song says:

“Some­times you want to go where ev­ery­body knows your name;

“And they’re al­ways glad you came;

“You want to be where you can see our trou­bles are all the same;

“You want to be where ev­ery­body knows your name.”

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