Want to improve your community? Shop in your community.
For every $100 spent at locally owned businesses, $68 stays in the community while $43 of $100 spent at a national chain stays in the community (source). Shopping at a locally owned business is an economic stimulus package that you control - and one that works.
Your mother was right to worry about who you were hanging out with as a child.
Now that you’re an adult, the worrying, however, shouldn’t stop. It is up to you to worry about who you are hanging out with. The people we choose to associate with have a strong influence on our attitudes, drive, and success.
You might like to think you are immune to external influence and that your iron will allows you to freely march to the beat of your own drum whenever you so choose… but you’re wrong (continue reading…)