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Buy Local Business

Buying a business, as opposed to starting something from scratch, can streamline your path to profitability. It can also be less risky, in some cases, if the brand is already successful and established.

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If you have the funds to make a 10-20 percent down payment, industry experience or business management skills, and good credit scores, an SBA loan would be ideal. If yours is a large business, you can apply to the big banks (this is one of the toughest sources of financing for small businesses to tap into).

See your funding options for a business acquisition loan. Lendio will ask you a few basic questions, and will narrow down the lenders that are right for your purposes. Doing business this way saves you a lot of time, and it will help you take over your business and start making a profit much sooner than if you take the traditional route.

Even with social distancing recommendations and stay-at-home orders, over half of shoppers are still making purchases in-store to support local businesses. According to the UNCTAD, these purchases included personal care items, digital entertainment, food, fashion, and healthcare items. Shoppers that chose online checkouts over in-person experiences were mostly made by millennials and gen Xers.

When small businesses work together with other small businesses, there can be opportunities to cut down on packaging, overall waste, and travel emissions. For example, local grocery stores may carry produce from local farms, which cuts down on transportation costs, travel emissions, and packaging used to transport each product. As a result, your money invested locally could help the earth and your wallet.

To ensure you stick to your budget, download and fill out our shopping checklist. Write out each item you may need at your local small businesses. As you shop, go down the list and check off every item as you buy.

Shopping locally can have more benefits than shopping online or at department stores. Money invested into small businesses supports your community. To give your money greater meaning than budgeting and spending on necessities, invest it locally. Supporting local businesses can help your community during tough times, and give you a better shopping experience along the way.

Buying local is touted as the best way to be environmentally friendly while supporting local communities at the same time. By purchasing food and other goods that are produced locally, consumers help stimulate their regional economy, help create and retain valuable jobs, supports families and strengthen community and culture. Understanding the strengths, limitations and potential pitfalls of local consumption is key to making the most of the trend.

Purchasing locally also means that you know a bit more about quality control; you know that certain goods have been produced in a way that meets stringent regional and national standards. When purchasing goods from out of the country it can be difficult to know the manufacturing processes and potentially harmful chemicals and byproducts involved.

Further, sourcing locally reduces the transportation costs associated with your goods. Certainly it takes less gas, and thus puts fewer greenhouse emissions into the air, to drive a bushel of apples from town to town than across the nation or globe. Local items are also more likely to be fresh compared to items that are transported long distances.

For businesses wondering where to start, there are several networking platforms that make buying and selling locally easy. Online marketplaces such as Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are great places to find new and used goods (extra green points for buying second hand!). With over 9 million members around the world, The Freecycle Network is a source for getting and giving free, secondhand items. At no cost, simply type in your city in the search bar to find Freecycle groups in your area and a list of offered and wanted items.

Nextdoor, a platform that connects you with residents and businesses within your zip code, is an effective way to engage with neighbors and stay up to date on local deals. In addition to a personal account, Nextdoor also provides a business profile option for you to promote your goods and services.

It might be surprising to read, but buying local does actually have some possible disadvantages. First it is important to understand that just because something is locally produced does not mean that it is environmentally friendly. If supplies or equipment have to be shipped in to create the product, then that can offset any benefit of creating or growing the product locally.

Energy and efficiency can be concerns as well, leading to more disadvantages to local business. Specifically, some areas of the country have more developed alternative energy sources, such as wind power and solar power. Local farms and manufacturers cannot always take advantage of this green energy, but other producers may be able to, thus making their products more green. Additionally, larger operations with bigger budgets can function more effectively, adding to their greenness over small, local farms.

Buying locally can be a great way to encourage small business and promote economic growth in our own communities. However, buying locally is not always the perfect solution; it is not even always the greenest solution. Think responsibly before you make the decision!

With ongoing concerns over climate change and how its long-term impact could alter life as we know it, there is no doubt that the global economy will change as well. The recent COVID-19 outbreak is a prime example of how a global crisis can shape market conditions and consumer buying habits (remember panic buying?) The imperative question is: Can buying locally save small businesses during such times of economic flux? To answer this, it is necessary to understand how a crisis shapes the business landscape and what this could mean for you and your stakeholders. Find out how your business can become more resilient in a complicated economic environment here.

The eGift cards will only be accepted at participating independent local merchants and large box retailers and grocery stores will not be eligible for opt-in. The Shop 716 eGift Card is electronic and can be texted, emailed or printed after purchase for use. There is no cost to a merchant or business to opt-in to the program, and consumers can purchase the cards online at . For a limited time, shoppers can buy a gift E-card for $25 and receive a free card in the same amount. The free E-cards must be redeemed by December 30, 2020.

The buy local campaign is already underway and will have over 22 million impressions with print, digital/social media, billboard, bus/bus shelter, television/streaming, and radio outlets. In a poll of Face Book users who have viewed the ads, Visit Buffalo Niagara found that 84% of respondents have supported a local restaurant in the last 30 days and 65% have shopped local in the last 30 days, but that only 10% have visited a local cultural attraction in the last 30 days. The buy local initiative is being supported by the NFTA through advertising on buses and at bus stops.

Holiday shoppers are also encouraged to take part in the #shop716challenge as they purchase and use their eGift cards. When making a purchase at a local merchant, shoppers can take a selfie with their purchase and post it on social media with the hash tag #shop716challenge, then tag a friend and encourage them to do the same.

Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 24, 2018. This day encourages shoppers to support their favorite small businesses during the holiday season (and beyond). See below for opportunities to buy local on Small Business Saturday and throughout December.

The City of Albuquerque is committed to supporting the local economy though its Buy Local Initiative. This is a two-fold initiative that both encourages the community to make conscious decisions to support locally-owned businesses, as well as internally challenges City departments to award City contracts to local vendors.

Local purchasing is a preference to buy locally produced goods and services over those produced farther away. It is very often abbreviated as a positive goal, "buy local." Spending at local independent businesses generates more jobs and wealth in the local economy compared to spending at absentee-owned businesses, including corporate chains.

The goal is simple, keep as much of our money in the local economy as possible by purchasing from local businesses. In July of 2018, Mayor Keller announced the Buy Local Initiative, which is aimed to increase the amount of business the City does with local businesses. This means awarding City contracts to local vendors for goods and services. Every City department is instructed to identify contracts that can be fulfilled by a local vendor. This is an ongoing effort.

Are you are local business and want to do business with the City? Click for a list of What the City Buys or information on City procurement processes, registering to become a City vendor, and contract opportunities.

Let your customers know you are a local business by requesting a One Albuquerque #BuyLocalABQ badge! Upon request, the City provides businesses with free window stickers to be displayed prominently for customers to easily identify local businesses. Post the badge on your business window, on your booth, or near your register. If you don't have a #BuyLocal badge request one below!

We encourage all Albuquerque residents to make conscious decisions to #BuyLocalABQ. This means making choices like eating at local establishments, shopping local, purchasing produce at farmers markets, and getting haircuts by a local barber or salon. For every $100 spent in locally owned businesses $68 dollars stays in the Albuquerque economy, through taxes, payroll and other expenditures as compared to only $43 when selecting to spend at larger chains based in other parts of the country or world. 041b061a72


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