ARE YOU A LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER?
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WHEN WE SHOP LOCAL, WE SUPPORT LOCAL!
There are many ways to make an impact for local businesses:
IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN MONEY.
Ladysmith’s businesses help keep Ladysmith unique. But more than that, local owners are our neighbours, friends, and family. When we buy locally, we support our community by putting our money where our love is.
IF YOU LOVE IT, LET THEM KNOW!
Tell your friends about the unique finds at a local store, or the great experience you had with a local owner. Referrals can have a huge impact on local businesses.
If you love it, share it!
SHARE THE LOVE WITH EVERYONE!
Write a review, share a post, or leave a comment online. Help your favourite businesses share their message further, and help locals and tourists find some of the unique businesses in Ladysmith!
It’s about more than money. Local businesses are run by our neighbours, our friends, and our family. When we buy local, we support our community by putting our money where our love is.
LOCALS SUPPORTING LOCALS
Ladysmith has incredible shops, restaurants, and services. These businesses are a huge part of what keep our town UNIQUE. But what really makes Ladysmith SPECIAL is our community. When we shop local, we support that community.
Use #SHOPLOCALLADYSMITH and #SUPPORTLOCALLADYSMITH on social media to highlight local businesses, unique finds, or to share a great experience!
WHY SHOP LOCAL MATTERS
Shopping locally makes a difference in more ways than one! Products produced and sold locally result in fewer greenhouse gases overall than products shipped in from overseas. Furthermore, you help keep those funds in the community when you buy locally! Approximately 27 to 67 cents out of every dollar spent local, stays local!
1 LOCO BC. (2021, November). The Impact of Shopping Local: An Economic and Carbon Analysis of 5 Common Purchases.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Even a small commitment makes a difference to local businesses. You can start by committing to doing just 10% of your shopping locally.
Share it on social media
Engage with your local businesses on social media. Commenting or sharing posts and photos helps your local spot reach a wider audience.
Leave a review
Visitors often look for reviews online, so tell the world about your great find at a unique store or the amazing food at a local restaurant.
Tell your friends
If you have a local business you love, let your friends know! Word-of-mouth referrals have a huge impact on small businesses.