Ghost Town? or Boast Town?
It's always amazing to listen to people complain about how their small town is becoming like a ghost town, with the local small businesses reducing their hours or closing up shop.
They used to Boast about how Great their town is and now they are disappointed in the local small 'mom and pop' shops that are 'letting them down'!
These are the same people who drive sometimes long distances to do their shopping in other towns, when they could get the same items at home!
Funny thing about complaining - it usually only comes from the people who are never willing to do anything to make it better.
*How often could they shop at the local stores in their town, instead of driving to a bigger town and shopping somewhere else?
*How often do they hear about products being sold by local stores and then they proceed to go buy them from other companies that are not in the same town?
*How often do they check to see if the local stores have new merchandise or services?
*How often do they refer customers to the local business?
*How often do they do free marketing on their social media to promote the local businesses?
*How often do they buy their gift items from the local stores to support the home town economy?
*How often do they recommend that their job do business with the stores in their small town?
Just a few questions to Encourage Everyone to SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES.
If you wonder why your town is looking like a ghost town, losing it's value and the other towns are growing... it might be because so many are supporting the economy and value of other towns with their money, while at the same time wondering why the local shops are struggling. Where you spend your money makes a BIG difference.
It doesn't take much to give your local economy a boost, and the local businesses really appreciate it.
P.S. And please remember - these are local small businesses often run by families - they are NOT large multi national corporate giants with unlimited budgets. Cut them some slack - they are doing the best they can with the revenue they are getting!!
With Love Sugar
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