Small businesses on the High Street play a valuable role in the economy. But did you realise how important their contribution actually is?
The infographic below demonstrates how spending your money at independent businesses has a far greater benefit to your local economy. It will actually generate 70% more local economic activity per square ft. than money spent at “big box” retailers.
Don’t forget that local retailers are much more environmentally-friendly too, especially if their products are handmade. They will regularly re-use materials, not just because of their limited budget, but also because they are much more conscious about the impact of their business actions on the rest of the planet.
As the infographic says, you should consider making your next purchase from someone independent who produces goods locally as this will benefit the local community and also the environment.
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