Keepitlocalquincy.com was created because Quincy, Massachusetts is an amazing place to live, shop, eat and go to school. With the economy not being so great, small businesses need to be supported now more than ever. By making a conscious decision to support a local business you are helping support the community you live in. You are also most likely receiving better customer service and a better quality product. Small business owners generally care more about their customers returning and will offer more personalized service.
Top reasons to buy local:
When you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to purchase products from other locally owned businesses, which stengthens the economic base of the community (more money for schools, police and fire department, and local government).
Non profit organizations recieve 250% more support from smaller businesses than larger ones.
Shopping local keeps our community unique and of higher quality. One of a kind businesses are an intregal part of the distinct characteristics of our community.
Reduce environmental impact- Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.
Create more jobs- Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
Get better service-Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.