|The Benefits of Doing Business Locally|
In the smallest towns, bustling cities, and everything in between, more citizens lament losing a sense of community and local character.
Of course, we usually choose to do business where we perceive the best value for our time and money. But in an age where we’re bombarded with thousands of corporate advertisements daily, perceptions may differ widely from reality. The unrelenting emphasis on cheapness above all other values leads many people to overlook the values independent businesses provide us, both personally and in our communities.©1998-2012 Jeff Milchen. The author co-founded the first Independent Business Alliance and the AMIBA.