The foundation of a healthy nation is a strong economy. When most of your population is employed and financially secure, it is more likely to invest in the community, support charitable causes and contribute in more meaningful ways. In difficult times and during a recession, it is crucial to find ways to boost the economy and help the community where ever you can.
We all know people who own or run their small-scale businesses or local setups, selling their farm-grown fruits and vegetables, crafts, home-baked goods, or even clothes. Along with the retail industry, local businesses provide legal, automotive, and manufacturing services.
Local businesses have 500 or under employees and provide goods or services to a local population, such as within a neighborhood. We have all heard that local businesses need our support and when given the option, we must buy local. But we arenâ€™t aware of the many benefits we get by supporting local businesses.