Such.roups.ften.erve a dual purpose, as business networks to provide marketing and connect members to potential sales leads and suppliers, and also as advocacy groups, bringing together many small businesses to provide a stronger voice in regional or national politics . ‘Word of mouth’, ‘Email marketing’, ‘Print-ads’ in local newspapers etc. can be effective. Benefits of supporting local business edit By opening up new national level chain stores, the profits of locally owned businesses greatly decrease and many businesses end up failing and having to close. Loans from friends or relatives

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