Monday, July 29, 2013

Shop Local by Heidi Butzine {Book Review}

A Practical Pain-Free Guide to Shopping with Purpose

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Shop Local: A Practical Pain-Free Guide to Shopping with Purpose

Heidi Butzine goes into great detail about the pros and cons to shopping at your local businesses versus the big conglomerates like Wal-Mart or Costco. By shopping locally you are helping boost your local economy which also helps small business owners. I personally shop at local, businesses because I like to support the people of my community in their small business. Heidi goes into ideas and tips on how you can support your communities small businesses.

I felt I could relate to all her advice, since we are from the same part of town. It's so sad when you see local small town restaurants or shops that are taken down and replaced with national chains. How can they compete when the chains win every time? With the recession still hanging over all of our heads, you can imagine how rough it is on a privately owned shop. We should all do our part and support them so our favorite shops stay in business. 

This was an enlightening and fun book to read that gave me great insight into a great concept that everyone should be learning about. I think that this book should be read by everyone, to fully understand where your money goes when you spend it at franchise versus a local shop. I give this book 5/5!

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