There’s a saying that when you buy from a small business the owner does a little happy dance – and we have to say that’s actually true.
As a small business, when we sell a t-shirt we’re not only providing you with a great garment, but we’re building a brand and giving back to the Black Country. That matters to us.
When you buy from a small local biz instead of a huge chain or a faceless global brand, you’re saying you love your community. You’re providing support and work for local people. You’re helping big up the area by wearing tees that show you’re proud of where you’re from.
Cool isn’t it? You don’t get those warm and fuzzies when you order from Jeff at Amazon do you! The truth is, small businesses exist less to make a use profit and more to support the local community. These businesses are often labours of love and born from passion – they’re run by people that really care.
Locally run businesses are the pillar of our economy but what you may not realise is that buying from a local business (instead of a big chain) is actually way better for the economy of your community. You keep the money mixing in and around your own area – the dream!
Research shows that £10 spent with a local independent shop (online or on the high street) means up to an additional £50 goes back into the local economy. Because other local shop owners then put that money back into the local community. This could be by going into pubs and restaurants or shopping online via digital stores like ours. It all allows your community to thrive.
The other ace thing about independent businesses is that they are run by people; real humans and not stockholders. Because they’re run by local folk, usually you’ll discover that the business offers warm, welcoming communication and a commitment to customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on that one.
Finally, in a world that’s increasingly dominated by chains, independent businesses bring much-needed originality and variety into communities. They can be a real breath of fresh air where generic stores and companies simply don’t get the local market.
Part of our strategy with Bobby Dazzlers is giving back – we’ve done it from day one and we’ll do it forever. Every sale means a donation to local charities, so each time we sell a t-shirt we’re helping others. That makes us feel good – and it should make you, as a customer, feel good too.
So that’s a little flyby on why supporting local businesses makes a massive difference to your community. We love being a part of the Black Country landscape and are proud to serve our friends, family, neighbours and beyond.
If you’d like more information about Bobby D’s ethos please visit the About Us page, else we’re on email for any questions you might have.
Looking after each other and stay safe – love Team BD x