The Importance of Supporting Your Local Businesses

Local businesses are the backbone of our economy. That is why it is so important to support and patronize local businesses in order to help them stay in business. While most people know that it is important to support local businesses, very few people truly understand all of the benefits that come with shopping locally. L+L Printers is a local printing business that has been serving San Diego for over 60 years, and below we explain why you should continue to support your local businesses.

1. Create Jobs For Your Neighbors

When a big chain has a job opening, the opening is posted everywhere. The goal for any large chain is to advertise the opening as much as possible to get as many qualified candidates as they can. Local businesses work a little bit differently. They want to employ somebody who lives in the community so that they can use their unique understanding of the neighborhood to better serve their customers. By supporting local businesses, you create job openings for your neighbors and friends.

2. Invest Money in Your Local Economy

Since a local business is owned and operated by somebody who lives in the community, a large amount of their profits will go back into other local businesses. This helps strengthen your local economy and attract other small businesses to open close by. Conversely, a large chain sends all of its profits to their corporate headquarters. If you buy something at a chain store in San Diego, the headquarters could be located halfway around the world, so that money is not reinvested in a way that can help your neighborhood grow.

3. Small Businesses Get Materials From Local Vendors

Shopping at a local store does not just support the owner of that store, it helps the whole economic ecosystem of your town. Local businesses buy materials and supplies from local vendors, helping those vendors stay in business. Big businesses, on the other hand, usually have a centralized warehouse where all of their materials are kept, or order them from a distributor overseas. Keep the entire supply and demand food chain in your neighborhood by shopping at a small local business

4. Help the Environment

Big corporations require lots of transit. They need to ship material from their warehouses to various stores and require huge lots of land to support their stores. Local businesses make a very small carbon footprint, as they have little need to travel or import products, and they only require a small plot of land for their storefront. 

5. No Red Tape and Transparent Practices

A small business does not have to worry about a bunch of red tape and procedures to have to comply with the demands of the corporate office. Instead, they can make decisions on a whim in order to best support their customers. Also, local businesses can afford to be transparent and let customers know everything they need to know about their products. For example, a local restaurant can explain to customers exactly where their food supply comes from, while a large chain either may not know or may not care to share.

L+L Printers Has Served San Diego for Over 60 Years

L+L Printers is a San Diego institution, providing printing services to local businesses for over 60 years. Not only are we a small local business, but we also do all we can to support other small local businesses, providing them with all they need to thrive. If you have any printing or design needs, you should only trust a local San Diego business like L+L Printers. To learn more or to get started on your next big printing job, contact L+L Printers today by calling (858) 859-9044 for our San Diego office or (760) 477-0321 for our Carlsbad office.

 

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