Supporting Small Businesses

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by Bowser, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

    So I made a choice today, pay more at a small local shop rather than save money on Amazon. The difference is that a shop owner can answer questions in much greater depth than you will ever get from Amazon, so I suppose those extra dollars paid for expertise, which has value.

    I worry that those small shops will die with the escalation of online shopping, and I try, from time to time, to shop at small businesses.
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  3. iceaura Valued Senior Member

    Online commerce is one of the few ways small businesses can compete with outfits like Walmart.

    The two biggest killers of small business in the US have been the body of tax incentives for foreign investment of US capital, and the steep rise in the cost of domestic health insurance. Both of these are consequences of Republican Party ascendancy in US national politics.
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