Creates more local jobs
Supporting small businesses leaves more room for the business to flourish, which in turn creates more job opportunities for residents of the community.
Healthy competition encourages small business owners to create products and services that’ll stand out among the competitors, thus molding more innovative small businesses.
Increases local tax base
When locals spend money at small businesses within their communities, their tax dollars stay within the local economy, which helps to improve the community.
More community involvement
Small businesses are the foundation of any given community and tend to give back to local charities, missions, and events.
Creates a unique sense of community character
Every small town has its own identity that makes it unique. Much of this is a credit to the mom and pop shops that line Main Street.