Is it better to work with small, local businesses instead of large, national chains when I’m buying for my business?

24 Nov Is it better to work with small, local businesses instead of large, national chains when I’m buying for my business?

That depends on what business you have, but in general it’s more civicly responsible to do so. Large national chains will almost always be able to undersell local shops just because they have the buying power to keep their costs lower, but keep in mind that money spent there won’t stay in your community and you will get lower quality customer service when the actual decision-makers are hidden away in a skyscraper in another city rather than working behind the counter. If you can afford to do so, building a relationship with local suppliers will get you better quality products and better service than working with a chain.

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