There is a common rally cry right now amongst local businesses to convince customers to spend their money locally, rather than spending in a national chain store, or online. Movements such as the 3/50 project and “Think. Shop. Buy. Local” all point out that spending money in local businesses will improve your local economy. As a business owner that has both a local bricks and mortar retail hobby shop, and a large online retail hobby shop, I know what it takes to run both a local business and an online business.
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