Choosing to shop with your local businesses instead of the larger chain stores has many benefits, some of which we are sure will surprise you.
We thought we would put together a series of short posts as to why you should choose your local independent business over a large, commercial supplier.
The Local Economy
Local businesses are the backbone of our economy, the epitome of the UK high street and often large tourist attractions. But what you may not know is that shopping at a local business, rather than a large chain, is actually better for the economy of your community. To ensure a strong and sustainable local economy foundation people need to buy locally.
Research shows that £10 spent with a local independent shop means up to an additional £50 goes back into the local economy.
This is simply because the nearby shop owners, who you are spending your money with, will then put that money back into your local community by going into local pubs and restaurants and other local businesses etc, thus circulating the money and allowing your community to thrive.
How is myLifePool helping?
myLifePool itself is a local business and only charges £1 a week to be a member. myLifePool members have access to over 170 local businesses who offer discounts and benefits that are hard to find anywhere else and give an easy way to support local businesses and regenerate the high street.