Shopping local is just one of the many ways to show your support for Calgary small businesses like Alora! Your help an support keeps us going.
By supporting local businesses at Inglewood Night Market, you are supporting your local economy.
That's because more money stays in the Calgary area when purchases are made at locally owned – rather than nationally owned – businesses!
We are excited to be part of the Inglewood Night Market this year.
Shop online, pick up at the market
You can shop online and pick up at the market. This is the best way to get exactly what you want and have it reserved for you.
We sell out of a lot of things over the holiday season, so it's best to get what you want when you want it.
You also should check out the other vendors at Inglewood Night Market.
5 reasons you should shop with local Calgary Business
1. Stimulate the Local Economy
When you purchase at a Calgary owned businesses rather than a national or international chain, so much more money is kept in the community.
For example, a small business owner will
- pay their local employee
- purchase from other local businesses
- pay their municipal business licences
- ...and more!
Purchasing local helps grow other businesses as well as increases the amount of taxes that the government can collect to help pay for things like roads and hospitals!
2. Encourages Uniqueness and Local Vibrancy
When you support small businesses in Calgary, you are adding to the unique character of the city.
The more small business owners, especially crafters, are able to make monye from their art, the more people have permission to express themselves.
They are also able to bring new ideas to the market because they know they will be able to make a living from it!
All of this plays a big factor the your overall satisfaction of citizens and the quality of life.
3. You Get Better Customer Service
Calgary businesses are trying to build a community. They want their customers to come back and are less rigid than big-box stores on return policies.
Small businesses owners also have product expertise because they either made the product or designed it!
At the end of the day, business owners in Calgary are less likely to blow you off or be rude because they rely more on your support!
4. Calgary Business Owners Reinvest in the Community
Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community. They want to see the community grow and do well. Not only that, but that are less likely to leave, so they do things that contribute to the positive future of the city.
For example, Alora supports charities that support disadvantaged women.
5. Most New Jobs Are Created By Local Business
It is well known that small and medium sized businesses are the largest employers in Canada.
When you support a small business you are supporting your neighbour's job and livelihood.
Bonus: You Matter More.
When you shop local, you are voting with your wallet!
You personally create a HUGE impact on your local community business than the large big box stores.
How you can support Calgary Business without buying anything!
1. Writing referrals and reviews
You can help small businesses just my mentioning them, or leaving a review if you have purchased from them in the past.
Positive reviews let other people see that a business is legitimate and endorsed by other Calgarians!
2. Engaging with small businesses online
If you really want to help your favourite local Calgary business reach a larger audience and connect with new customers you can do more than just like their social media posts.
- save their posts
- shares their posts
- leave a comment (5 words or more)
3. Offer your skills to help
The final way to support local without spending any money is to offer your skills!
You can help with
- online marketing
- bookkeeping and accounting
- local delivery
- ...and more!
We always appreciate the support of Calgarians and want to say thank you!