Supporting local Dublin business is vital firstly to keeping the culture alive of business in Dublin and secondly to preserving generations of history with some local business services. You’ll be able to put money back into your area and the other people who call it home, too. If its a local shop, a local electronic shop or an actual service like landscaping, gardening or painters, it all helps to keep the community supported.
It Helps Keep The Doors Open
Local business owners don’t have the means to compete with bigger stores like Aldi or Lidl, so when you buy local you are going to be respecting that they are getting out there everyday and trying their best to make an honest living even against all of the competition out there. There is a lot to be said for that. Shopping with a local business, regular food shopping, that is shows them that they have a place in the Dublin culture of today.
You’re helping bring character to the commercial world
The commercial world is full of companies that all offer basically identical options. It’s hard to find anything that is entirely unique anymore. When you drive across country, and all you see is the same scene… same brand, same big box stores, same products on the shelves.
You’ll get unique things
Unlike big corporations, shopping local is going to offer you unique products that will be as incredible as you think they will. You’ll find unique twists on traditional possessions, or entirely unique ideas that create products that you never even knew you needed before you saw them in that shop.
There are lots of local makers who bring their personal experiences, skills, and creativity to their products. Take the time to go to a local market event sometime and you’ll find out how these local people bring the soul to their products. And believe me, it might just make your day.
They always want the best final result, not your money
There’s no secret about it, a big company is going to be all about the money and how to undercut the competition. They only care about making a final profit so they can get richer and pay their shareholders a fat return on their investment. Not to mention that lots of them provide lower quality products that are less fresh and full of trashy ingredients.
A local company is more than that. They’ll guarantee you a product that is the real deal. A reliable purchase that will promise you quality and a fresh twist on something that you saw by a big brand elsewhere. Sure, you’ll maybe pay a bit more for it, but the money is going to go back into the business to give it the ability to succeed in the future as well as keep the money flowing in the local ecosystem.
You are giving people jobs
There’s no question that the job market is tight these days, and by shopping local, you are keeping a business open (one that cares about you) and giving people jobs within it so that you can help the local economy in more ways than one. So think about that next time you debate between one option at a local shop versus one that is slightly cheaper at a big box store. Think about the people that you help employ.
Other ways to support local businesses
When it comes to supporting a local business, you can do a lot of good even if you don’t want to shop there for whatever reason. Follow them on social media and make sure you share their deals or sales or announcements so that you can network and help them get a wider net for people who will be interested in shopping there.
There is fun and practical purpose to shopping local. So when you have the chance to choose between the local business and a big superstore, go with local option for the reasons that we’ve talked about and you’ll see soon enough that it is going to be the right choice for supporting Dublin business.