We all think we are doing a decent job of supporting our local businesses, but are we really? Here is a quiz to help you decide if you could be shopping locally more.
For quite a while now Iíve thought that I was pretty good at shopping locally. Ever since I created this website Iíve tried to be a bit of a role model and made an effort to make my purchases at local merchants. But today I stumbled upon an online quiz that ranked my efforts to shop locally and, man, did I do poorly.
Instead of making you endure the shame of filling out the quiz and seeing your results, I thought Iíd just distill it down into the relevant topics. Then you can evaluate your shopping habits and hopefully you can identify the places where you can do better.
1) Finance and professional services:
2) Home repairs and furnishings:
3) Groceries and restaurants:
4) Personal services:
5) Entertainment and travel:
Itís so easy to overlook some of the segments of your local business community. I hope you find this list as thought provoking as I.