Buying Local

buying local michiganBuying Local in Michigan does so much for each and every community. Help BUILD UP your community by supporting the hard working individuals that offer you wonderful products and services.  People that give back to their community and are there to help others. According to the American Independent Business Alliance, “On average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses was recirculated locally, compared to less than 14 percent of purchases at chain stores.”

Buying Local is not just one community in Michigan.  It is ALL communities in Michigan.  Was recently asked why a persons community was not featured on our show.  My response, get your business to call and book an interview.  Simple.

Take a look at your community.  The character and feel of your community is in your downtown and in the businesses all around.  The variety of choices local independent businesses provide a community is huge.  It helps define the community and grows the amount of choices the community has.

Buying local creates jobs in the community in which you live, work and play.  Plus the people local business employs empowers more local shopping and growth within your city, town or village.

This is my favorite, “Small businesses and shops donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to big businesses.” Supporting local business supports your the schools, organizations and events of your community. In a study for the Small Business Administration, Business Contributions to Community Service (1991), Dr. Patricia Frishkoff of Oregon State University analyzed charitable giving by firm size. She found companies with fewer than 100 employees gave an average of $789 per employee in cash and in-kind donations, compared to $334 per employee at firms with more than 500 employees.

At Buy Local Michigan we encourage and promote buying local.  One way we are doing this is through telling businesses stories.  Get to know the people that make up buying local in Michigan.  Want to be our guest on Buy Local Michigan call Duane at DW Video & Multimedia, LLC 231-937-5420. (this number does not accept text).  Remember to buy and shop locally.


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