19 January, 2023

5 Ways to Shop Small & Support Local Business

By Utkarsh Gupta

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Shop at Local Farmers' Markets

Farmers' markets are a great way to buy fresh, locally-sourced produce and other products directly from the people who produce them. One often find unique, handmade items that won't find at large chain stores.

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Visit Local Boutiques and Specialty Shops

Local boutiques and specialty shops unique selection of products that is hard to get at big box stores. Owners are often passionate about their products and can provide personalized service and advice.

Find Local Products Online

If you can't make it to a physical store, you can still support local businesses by shopping for their products online. Many small businesses now have websites and online shops where you can purchase their products.

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Check out Local Service Providers

From hairdressers to plumbers, many service providers are small, locally-owned businesses. By choosing a local service provider instead of a national chain, you'll be supporting a small business.

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Give the Gift of Local

Give the gift of local business to your friends and family. Many small businesses offer gift cards or certificates that can be used at a later date, this way you can help support a local business.

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