Archive for April, 2013
(Author: Kyrus Keenan Westcott) Throughout the years, there has been one sure thing when it comes to business: buying products from a local, independently owned business can reap many benefits for the community. B.O.B.O.B.S. is here to promote that notion by helping people support locally owned, black businesses in communities that need help the most.
So why should you buy local? Well, quite frankly, if you buy from a local store, you are ultimately supporting yourself. B.O.B.O.B.S. has done a lot of research that suggests that if you buy from an independent, locally owned business, instead of buying from a nationally owned corporation, then a significant portion of your money will be used to make purchases from other local businesses as well.
B.O.B.O.B.S. is very much dedicated to helping to improve the educational system, funding new parks and building new recreational centers. By buying from a local business, that local business will then be more able to donate money to local charities. It is proven that non-profit organizations actually receive 250% more support and money from a small business owner as opposed to assistance from a large business or corporation.
By supporting local businesses, you are also making a smaller environmental impact. Local owned businesses are able to make a lot more local purchases as opposed to a larger business. This ultimately leads to less traffic congestion, less overall pollution, and a decrease in lost habitat.
B.O.B.O.B.S.(Black Owned, Black Operated Business Supporter) also finds that by supporting a local, black owned business, you are actually helping to create more jobs as well. Believe it or not, small businesses are the largest employer of people in the United States, and supporting a local business may lead to more local residents working for them, which will lead to more people making money, which will lead to more people spending money, which will mean more money for local businesses!
Overall, B.O.B.O.B.S. knows that encouraging a local prosperity is important. David Crawford, the owner and manager of B.O.B.O.B.S. says, “If you think about local businesses first and purchase from local businesses whenever you can, that will inevitably equal a better community for everyone to live in.”