Think global: Apply local!
Independent businesses are vital to our local economies. They ensure the unique character of an area, are more accountable to customers and the local community, more likely to support local charities and have greater direct control over the environmental impact of their businesses.
Money spent at locally owned independent businesses goes around longer in the local economy. It yields two to four times the economic benefit to the local residents compared with non-local businesses. This means more local income, wealth, and jobs.
Supporting independent businesses creates local jobs, preserves economic diversity and safeguards the environment and I believe that that's a good thing, so please join us, share your experiences and give us constructive feedback so that together we can make a difference!