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Shopping locally is now more crucial than ever

 

Last updated 12/3/2020 at 3:31pm

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Individuals looking for everything from clothing to home improvement services to office supplies can look to small businesses to fill those needs.

The importance of shopping locally has been emphasized with increasing urgency in recent years. Events like Small Business Saturday and Plaid Friday have brought some much-needed attention to the importance of shopping local, which is even more crucial now as so many small businesses try to survive the pandemic.

A poll from the trade group the National Federation of Independent Business reported that about half of all the businesses in the survey reported a 25 percent drop in sales since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and roughly one in five businesses have seen sales decline by more...



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