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.
Create local jobs
Shopping with and investing in local businesses means you can have a very strong and positive effect on the health of the local jobs in your area. Small, local businesses are surprisingly the largest employer of jobs nationally and provide the most local jobs to communities.
Not only this, but local employers are more likely to pay a higher average wage than their commercial chain counterparts. Helping to grow the number of jobs in your area makes for a better place to live and work which then creates a healthy economy for the community.
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.