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Our main focus at the Tampa Bay News and Lifestyles is to bring the community something useful and informative while getting people excited about ''buying local and shopping small!'' When you shop small business your not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. Your helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table. A mom and pop business understands their customers are their shareholders and it's those customers they strive to make happy.
In today's rough economic climate, small local businesses are closing their doors on a daily basis, while many big corporate businesses still have the investors and financial backing to pull through. There is nothing wrong with national companies by any means, but by spending our money in locally owned businesses we can help our local economy flourish instead of decline.
When we spend money locally, we contribute to the well being of the entire community. Local businesses build strong vibrant towns, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships. Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made by people who live in the community and thus will feel the impact of each decision they make directly. Many local businesses recycle excess revenue by giving back to the community in which they live, which enriches the area and creates an even better place to live and love. Locally owned and operated businesses also create jobs and sometimes pay even better than the big guys.