5 Reasons To Support Small Local Businesses Here In Bali
November 28th is “Small Business Saturday” so it is a great time to take a step back and put in some time and effort to really support local, small businesses.
This is especially important here in Bali as local businesses are the lifeblood of the island. When you shop at a local store, you’ll be indirectly supporting the livelihoods of the local communities and their families, including suppliers, farmers, fishermen, workers and artisans.
Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a major loss of jobs due to lack of tourism and many locals are struggling to make ends meet. Our support would be more meaningful than ever.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the 5 wonderful reasons to support small local businesses in Bali today!
They boost the local economy – Local business owners will support one another; this will keep the money within the community. They also create job opportunities by hiring people from close surroundings.
They strengthen local influence – Supporting local ownership allows important decisions to be made by people who live in the neighbourhood. It would also ensure that the surrounding lands would stay within the community as opposed to being taken over by large conglomerates who only care about profits.
They create community relationships – Local small businesses use the goods and services of other local businesses such as suppliers, artisans, workers and farmers. This creates both social and economic relationships, an ongoing support of network among residents and other business owners.
They increase tourism by retaining the island’s unique identity – Local businesses play important roles in making Bali unique. In addition to farmers and fishermen, Bali is also home to generations of talented artisans like wood and stone carvers, painters, potters and furniture makers. They are the heartbeat of the island, and their unique goods and services are what draw tourists in, boosting the local economy.
Better for the environment – Because many small businesses offer locally sourced products, the carbon footprint for packaging and transportation is reduced. Small, local farmers would also produce healthier, cleaner harvests, with minimal pesticides and chemicals.
Are you ready to make a lasting impact and give back to the local community? Let’s start today. Need some ideas on where to go? Pop by to Soil Food Temple, Samadi Supermarket, Bali Buda and KM0 for fresh, organic, clean and locally produced products.
You can also visit the Farmer’s Market at Samadi Supermarket and at La Brisa Canggu every Sunday!