1. With localized purchasing the products do not require transportation from another area, hence a reduction in pollution and congestion on the highways. As well as a reduction of natural habitat loss due to development of fringe areas.
2. Smaller businesses employ from within the community and the consumer benefits as these employees have a better understanding of the produce and its origins.
3. The community’s future benefits as smaller businesses are mainly owned by local people and therefore guarantee continuity of service as they remain within the community.
4. Small businesses are unique giving the community a distinctive character and therefore attracting tourism.
5. Product choice becomes wider as individual businesses adapt their range to the needs of their local customers rather than a national plan of large corporations.
What are your experiences as a local business?
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