Hello our wonderful humans in our community
Have you thought about what you will be doing this Christmas in regards to gift buying for your family, friends & loved ones?
Are you aware of the importance of supporting your local businesses in your local community? For your local businesses every transaction counts especially in the current volatile economy, by spending your hard earned dollars locally it means that you keep those dollars inside your local economy. It makes sense to support local rather than spending with nationally wide companies which take your money outside of your local economy or worse - overseas.
Your local businesses are your friends, family, neighbour or someone you know. If their businesses are successful they are able to employee local staff, contractors & use the services of other businesses in your community. A lot of your local businesses are run by the owners, you will be getting better customer service, you can build trust & have a great relationship with them. Most often these business owners will shake your hand with a thank you for supporting them. I'm not sure about you, I can only speak for myself but I've never had a handshake or thank you from the owners of KMart after spending my hard earned dollars in their store.......
A lot of your local businesses will donate a percentage of their profits to your local charity groups, schools or sponsor your local sporting clubs.
Supporting your local businesses in turn supports the rest of your community.
Another very important factor is the carbon foot print is smaller when you support your local businesses which is far better for the environment.
Most of us are getting savvy this Christmas and there are some more meaningful gifts you can buy like:
*A gift voucher to do a macrame class - Hanging Around Macrame
*A travel voucher for a holiday - Adventure & Cruise Specialist with Mercedes Gonzalez Travel
*Save the environment by purchasing your family & friends beeswax food storage covers - Beeswax Essentials
*How about some beautiful candles to set the scene for a romantic dinner in for your loved one - Kells Candles
*Handmade jewellery which is like nothing you have ever seen in the national shops & is made to last - ANason's Creations - The Button Earring Lady
*Perhaps your friend has a business & you would like to gift their advertising in your local magazine - Oasis Magazine
*Have you got family or friends with a 4wd & they have told of the tails of getting stuck in a rut? How about some recovery gear for them? Bog Out Vehicle Recovery Systems
*Your Daughter or Mother may be complaining that their computer is super slow, how about taking it to a Computer Expert & you will make their day.. perhaps year! My Digital Business
These are some of our local businesses in Far North Queensland & they might be able to help you with some of the suggestions we have shared above. These businesses have jumped on board to spread our message far & wide to support local this Christmas. We hope that you can head on over & support them too.
If you have a local business in Far North Queensland, you are passionate about supporting local & are happy to share this message, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to add you to this list.
Glenette Malcolm, Craft n Sewing Studio, GJ Creations
Roz Kruger-Ilingworth, Funky Frankie
Sandra D Durrington,Sandra D’s Jewellery Creations
SKIN CARE & MAKE-UP
HEALTH & FITNESS
COMPUTERS & OFFICE
Beth Hatchman, Skyn Deep Design
MARKETING & MEDIA
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
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