Obviously we are big fans of supporting local businesses wherever possible. We also understand that customers have a variety of reasons for choosing a particular business over another. The reasons someone chooses a particular business could include price, convenience, product quality, service or a combination of those things. All we ask is that you give a local business the opportunity to meet your needs.
Here are some good reasons to support local businesses whenever possible…
When More Money is Spent Locally, More of it Stays Here
The ‘ripple effect’ of a dollar spent locally spreads throughout our regional economy. Once that dollar leaves, that can’t happen.
Local Small Businesses are the Best at Creating Jobs
There is no sector that is better at creating direct jobs than small business where it happens faster and more efficiently than in larger organisations. In turn, this creates demand for jobs in other sectors such as construction, health, education and essential services.
Encourage Local Entrepreneurs
People are more likely to start a new business in a community that actively supports local businesses.
You Help Make Bundaberg a More Attractive Destination
Visitors may come for the major attractions but they are always looking for extra little experiences. Bundaberg becomes a much better overall destination when we can offer a variety of interesting and unique businesses.
Do Your Bit for the Environment
When you buy local that mean less transport of goods. Less transport means less emissions and less packaging. .
Supporting the Community
Of course we are grateful to all businesses who support the community. However, let’s remember that local small businesses make up a huge proportion of donations of in-kind goods, money, time and resources to support community groups, clubs and events.
More Money Is Available for Reinvestment
When more money stays local and small businesses are able to create jobs, ultimately there is more money available to local government for investing in major projects and the region becomes more attractive to private investors.
Local Knowledge, Expertise & Support
You will often find that local businesses have specific knowledge that will help you make the best choice when purchasing. They are also much better placed to offer fast and efficient after sales support.
More of the Products You Want
It’s simple supply and demand. When you support local businesses the more likely they are to be able to stock a wider variety of products.
We are on a mission to keep growing a thriving local business community. It starts with all of us making a decision to support a local business whenever possible.