With all of the big shot corporations getting all the business, local shops are slowly beinning to disapear.
With small businesses beginning to disintegrate so are more and more jobs.
About 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, and 50% of small businesses fail in their fifth year
According to Bank Local, "When you shop at locally owned, independent businesses more money is kept in the community because local businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms."
Buying locally helps grow other businesses as well as our community.