Why should we all Support local business?

EyeZone Opticians are local businesses run by local optometrists who are based in the local community.

EyeZone opticians are a collection of independent practices run by local opticians based in the community, our practices make decisions based on our local knowledge and experience within the community. We are not some faceless multinational business offering homogenised products and services all across the country; we are a community of local independent opticians who are trying to keep local business local and Irish.

Below are some facts about why shopping local makes financial and community sense

  1. Buying local supports you too:  studies show that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than multi-national, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local Irish businesses  
  2. Designed by a local for the locals; local businesses designed for the local market not for a whole country or region 
  3. Local businesses support local community groups and clubs: Local clubs and non-profit community projects receive an average 250% more support from small business owners than they do from large businesses.
  4. Keep our community unique: our unique main streets where we shop, where we eat and have fun all of it makes our community a home. Our small independent unique businesses are an integral part of the character of our towns.
  5. Keep your choices unique:  who wants to be the same as everyone else? local business offers customers a choice unique to the local business or to the customer.
  6. It helps reduce environmental footprint: shopping locally requires less transportation and generally helps keeps a town centralised, if we keep supporting businesses outside our towns and cities, what will be left of our towns, where will be go for coffee etc
  7. We create more jobs: local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, we provide the most jobs to residents.
  8. Get better service: Local businesses hire local people with a local knowledge and they take more time to get to know customers. 
  9. It’s a local investment in your community: Local businesses owners live in the local community and are less likely to leave the community.

10. Local business means local taxes to local councils: Local businesses pay taxes and rates to the community; these in turn help to provide local amenities and services.

Keep local business alive, Support locals first and help keep our community alive.