Buy local.
How many times have you heard this little catch phrase?  Have you ever really thought about buying local and what it means?  Why would you really want to buy local, especially if you can’t get certain products locally, like a particular make of a car or a larger item like an appliance?  In cases where you can buy local, or as close to home as possible, it’s one of the smartest things you can do as a business owner and a consumer, and there are a lot of reasons why.