Think Locally - Act Locally

Lately, we have been spending more time with local businesses (and artists - same thing). They need your support and, frankly your friendship. Keeping more of your money in your region is a smart thing throughout your community. Here are a couple of relevant infographics about local and small businesses:

So, these small businesses deserve our support... they also need it according to this Inc. Magazine survey - Half of businesses surveyed plan to alter their business strategy in response to economics. The most cited adjustment: 

- marketing strategy (30 percent). 
- changes in clientele (23 percent)
- new business philosophy (15 percent)
- changes in products and services (15 percent)

But there is (always) a bright side: