#1: Buy local to support yourself!
Studies show that when you buy from local business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.
#2: Keep Little Falls unique!
Little Falls is where we shop, where we eat and have fun - all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit.
#3: Be friendly to our environment!
In many cases, local businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation. What's more, in Little Falls many of our businesses are right in town, which generally means we have avoided some of the problems of sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.
#4: Local businesses create more jobs!
Small businesses are a significant employer nationally and in our community, and provide a lot of jobs to our residents.
#5: Get better service!
Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
#6: Put your taxes to good use!
Local businesses pay their taxes locally, so that all community residents enjoy the benefits. What's more, many small local businesses require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make efficient use of public services.
#7: Invest in the community!
Many local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community's future. All local businesses invest in human resources in our community.
#8: Support community groups!
Local businesses support local charities, non-profits, and causes. Local businesses make good things such Little League, Pop Warner, Canal Days and Christmas in Little Falls posasible. Local businesses give more: non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large corporations.
#9: Competition leads to more choices!
A marketplace of many small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
#10: Encourage future investment!
A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.