Flagstaff Independent Business Alliance - Buy Local, Be Local

The Flagstaff Independent Business Alliance (FIBA) is a coalition of locally owned, independent businesses and community members working together to further develop the economic vitality of Flagstaff while enhancing and preserving its unique character.

 

~ Buy Local, Be Local ~

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Buy Local is for B2B Sourcing Locally Too!

As an independent business, one important way to keep dollars in our town is to support fellow independent businesses and source locally as often as possible. Many of us understand the benefits and try to Buy Local in our personal spending, but Buy Local is even more powerful in business-to-business spending.

The best and fastest way to keep your local economy thriving is to keep spending as much as possible within locally owned or based business. B2B dollars spent locally spin out into our community to support other businesses that create jobs, enhance local prosperity and support the institutions and causes that improve our region’s quality of life.

How can you get started in your business?

  1. Review your current business vendors with a commitment to bring as much “home” as possible. Organizations that have done this have found world-class solutions right around the corner that provide greater service at a lower price.
  2. Look Local First. Make it part of your company culture.
  3. Understand that rock bottom price is often not the best deal for your business. The employees of that off-price, offshore website won’t be re-spending your dollars where you live.

If you want an example of a great company with a Buy Local ethic, take a look at All Star Grand Canyon Tours!

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Article info from http://www.coastalsupplysolutions.com/buy-local-is-for-b2b-too/

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Flagstaff Independent Business Alliance is a coalition of businesses and organizations in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Flagstaff Independent Business Alliance (FiBA)
Contact: Katy Peterson (Board President)
Phone: 928-853-2414
Email: info@flagstaffiba.com

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