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This is a post by a guest blogger: Bill Brunelle, Co-founder of Independent We Stand

Independent We StandCould your community use cleaner parks or a new elementary school? Are there people in your community struggling to find work?

What if you and your neighbors could solve all of these problems – just by shopping for shoes? It’s possible, and it’s already happening in communities across the country thanks to local businesses like Abbadabba’s.

Better Customer Service

Local businesses are locally and independently owned by people who live and work in your community. These stores are unique to your community or region, and they’re often run by teams of family members, friends or neighbors. Although local businesses compete with national chains for customers, they operate very differently. Local business owners make decisions based on their expertise of the industry and their experience with the product, rather than following national buying plans. They also offer better customer service because they can make decisions on the spot, rather than having to wait for approval from a long chain of command.

Abbadabba's in the CommunityKeep Money in Your Community

Supporting these small, local businesses can make a big difference in your community. They support the local economy by creating jobs and keeping money in the community. Local businesses return more money to the local economy and donate more money to local causes per dollar of sales than national chains.

Through this reinvestment, your community has more money for schools, parks and little league teams. Local stores also make your community a more charming and pleasant place to live. Together, they create walkable town centers and unique shopping destinations.

Who knew shoe shopping could have such an impact? With their economic and aesthetic benefits, local shoe stores like Abbadabba’s will keep your feet and your community feeling good.

About Independent We Stand

Independent We Stand is a buy local association and advocacy group that connects consumers with the small businesses like Abbadabba’s in their community. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of running shoes, a gift for family and friends, or a new restaurant to try, Independent We Stand’s local business search and mobile app can help you find it. Download the app for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play, and check out our website at www.independentwestand.org for more buy local blogs.