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The best that local businesses have to offer…

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Everyone should understand that supporting local businesses helps to maintain a strong community, both economically and socially. The mission of our organization and APP is to promote patronage and support of locally owned small businesses, while educating consumers as to the positive impact socially, economically, and environmentally this engagement creates.

Small businesses need to be integrated into the mobile landscape and connected to the world of social media. That’s where we come in…TABL will keep you connected to the world at the forefront of social media and engage your local businesses through our APP, so you can help promote a more connected and prosperous community.

Our app and online directory will also help you find the latest and greatest local deals. Participating businesses update their ‘Specials’ or ‘Offers’ section frequently, and this assures you that you are getting the best deals possible from your local merchants.

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Find local businesses and help your community prosper.

Locally owned businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes. Your dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development. Get the TABL app today and start connecting to local businesses!

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While small businesses may not generate as much money as large corporations, they are a critical component of and major contributor to the strength of local economies. Small businesses present new employment opportunities and serve as the building blocks of the United States’ largest corporations.

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Top 10 Reasons to Support Local-Owned Businesses

1.  Local Character and Prosperity

In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.

2.  Community Well-Being

Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.

3. Local Decision-Making

Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4.  Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy

Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

5.  Job and Wages

Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.

6.  Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

7.  Public Benefits and Costs

Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.

8.  Environmental Sustainability

Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.

9.  Competition

A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

10.  Product Diversity

A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

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Because Community Matters

Think of your favorite shop, restaurant, farm or service provider. We’ll bet it’s a homegrown business. Independent locally-owned businesses are essential to a vital local economy and community character. They’re where the locals go. They’re owned by our friends and neighbors, or maybe even by you. Community-serving businesses are the backbone of local economies, civic life, local charities, and wealth creation for millions of citizens, as well as a training ground for future generations of entrepreneurs.

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The Local Multiplier Effect

The multiplier effect is the boost to your local economy that results from locally-owned independent businesses, owners, and employees spending business revenue within the region. 

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What Experts Say About Buying Local

Buying Local builds strong communities.

  • About 85 percent of the sales at the big boxes come at the expense of local businesses. They rarely buy locally and are, in fact, often mandated to buy elsewhere, so there’s no multiplier effect.

    Michelle Long
    Michelle LongSustainable Connections
  • In comparing shopping at a supermarket versus a local farmers' market, twice the money stays in the local economy when patronizing the farmers' market. Shopping at the corner store instead of a big box helps keep your town vibrant.

    David Boyle
    David BoyleNew Economics Foundation
  • When properly defined, organized and sustained, "buy local" campaigns have proven their ability to shift local culture and behavior. "Buy local" campaigns help communities build vital local economies and enhance economic opportunity.  

    Jeff Milchen
    Jeff MilchenAMIBA

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