“Every €10 spent locally on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit to the local community” ISME CEO Neil McDonnell
When you spend money with local businesses, they in turn, put that money back into the local community by using local suppliers and employing people which all helps to keep the local economy thriving.
Managing Director of TaxAssist Accountants, Alison McGinley, says: "We feel strongly about supporting local small businesses. It is important for local people and businesses to support one another by taking advantage of the great services we have on our doorstep.
Whilst we are a network of accountants with national coverage, each TaxAssist Accountant is a small local business in their own right. They only trade with local businesses and are very much a part of the community."
During this pandemic we have witnessed the temporary closure of thousands of retailers, barbers, restaurants, and cafes which are vital to the livelihood of these businesses. However, we have also seen a surge of innovation from this sector which has seen the wide embrace of technology and ingenuity.
McGinley continues by saying “I am really impressed with how local businesses, during this difficult time, have shown tremendous energy and innovation in adapting how they operate."
“We take great pride in supporting local independent businesses and understand what it means to run your own business ourselves, which not all accountants do. Each of our 375 offices are owned and operated by independent accountants who trade under one brand with full support and guidance from a national support centre. Each day running your own business presents interesting challenges but during these unprecedented times we must do all we can to help someone who operates a business in the local area. They employ people, they directly and indirectly give back to the local community so it's a sound investment when you buy local.”
If you wish to support this initiative, then please share your views using the hashtag #BuyLocal on social media and support your local independent businesses and keep our communities thriving.