The importance of shopping local

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After the tight lockdown restrictions, businesses across the UK are opening their doors ready to welcome back customers. Amongst the large corporate companies are the small, local businesses who depend on their local community to help them back up on their feet.

Now more than ever, the importance of shopping locally and helping the economy is vital and the benefits of doing so show the positive impact it can have on your local businesses and your local economy. Here are just a handful of reasons YOU should shop local.

Inspire creativity and personality

The great thing about local businesses is the personality and creativity they can express through their business. This has a multitude of benefits including its impact on the physical representation of the shop and the presence it creates for the location of the shop, which can further help create business in small towns or villages where you will find many small businesses.

Support your local entrepreneurs

When you shop locally, you help to support the ideas of your local aspiring entrepreneurs trying to express and bring to life their own business ideas in a world of large businesses with multiple stores across the country and even the world.

A unique and personalised shopping experience

Local businesses always set to go above and beyond customer expectations and go that extra mile to make their customers happy. When you shop local you begin to build a positive relationship with business owners and employees, making every shopping trip there that little bit more special.

Help create identity for your local business

Shopping locally helps your local businesses to form an identity within the local community. This helps both generate new customers and keep a loyalty between them and returning customers.

Support the local economy

When you shop with your local businesses, you are supporting the local economy and the other businesses within it. Research has shown that if you spend £10 at one of your local shops up to £50 goes back into the local economy.

It’s important that we all begin to shop with local business to ensure that your local economy is supported, and local businesses can keep their foot in the door after lockdown.