The GrowthZone team is again providing a free “Shop Local First” Facebook cover image (the image and download instructions are below).
We’re also including a “Top 10 Reasons to Shop Local First” list. Use it for social media posts for a “Small Business Saturday Countdown” or for talking points when promoting the “Shop Local First” message.
Top 10 Reasons to Shop Local First
- To shape and preserve our distinctive community character
- Local competition and diversity leads to more product choices
- It keeps and recirculates money in our community
- You’ll help support local job and opportunity creation
- It reduces environmental impact locally
- Because local businesses reinvest in our community
- It strengthens the local economy
- Because the local businesses help fund local non-profits
- To ensure that tax dollars stay local
- It encourages community pride and ownership
Cover image for download (instructions below):
How to download the “Shop Local First” image:
On a PC:
Position your mouse pointer over the image, above, then right click mouse. On the pop-up menu, select “Save Image As” and save.
On a Mac:
Position your mouse pointer over the image, above, then press the Control (Ctrl) key and click the mouse button. On the pop-up menu, select “Save Image As” and save.
On a Tablet:
Press and hold the image, above. The shortcut menu appears after you lift your finger.
Use the resources we’ve provided in this article to let your community know why it’s important to “Shop Local First” and tell us how it goes!