5 Reasons You Should Support Local Businesses

Happy Friday everyone! I am sure many of us have seen plenty new businesses popping up on our Instagram. Everyone is trying to do a little side hustle and I absolutely love that. The entire essence of The Art Cloud is to uplift our local businesses so today I'll be sharing with you 5 major reasons to support your local businesses. 

    1. Supporting local business will keep money in the Jamaican economy 

    Compared to larger corporate companies, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy. When a consumer buys local, significantly more of that money stays in the community.

         2. You are giving people jobs. 

    Local owned businesses usually create many jobs locally and sometimes even pay better than chain businesses do. The job market is pretty tight these days, and when you support a local business, you are keeping a business open. 

         3. Better Customer Service 

    I cannot be the only one who has spent an excessive amount of time on the phone trying to speak to an actual human rather than an automated responder when I call large businesses. You would call a 1-800 number, just to be transferred literally 7 times and then put on hold. When you support a local business you more than likely will be able to relate your queries directly to the business owner, or maybe an employee who is directly connected to them. This leads to a more personal approach, therefore your voice will be heard and your problem will be taken more seriously. 

          4. Personalized Services  

    When the business owner is so connected to his or her customers, they can usually recall the services or products you buy on a regular basis, therefore can tailor services to make your experience even better. They will know your preferences and dislikes and can share new products accordingly.  

           5. You will get far more unique products 

    Unlike big corporations shopping from your local businesses will offer a far more unique collection of products. There are many local entrepreneurs that bring their experience, skills, and creativity to create products you never knew you needed before you saw them. Take the time out to browse around the many products on our website and see how our local entrepreneurs bring their soul to creating their products. Many times, with small businesses, you can customize the products, so you can have a one of a kind product that is unique to you.  

     

    So, there you have it, 5 reasons you should support our local entrepreneurs. It takes courage and many sacrifices to start and maintain a small business, and our local makers deserve all the support they can get. Enjoy di likkle weekend, until next time 🙂 

    -Rick-Ashley  

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