Choose local when buying or seeking services such as accounting services

Here are some Stats on what the local buying power does for the local economy:

Avg. percentage of shoppers at a large supermarket who have a conversation with another customer: 9
Avg. percentage of shoppers at a farmers market who have a conversation with another customer: 63
Increase since 2002 in the number of Starbucks company stores: 3,297
Increase since 2002 in the number of independent coffee shops: 4,923
Average portion of $100 spent at a Target store that stays in the local economy: $16
Average portion of $100 spent at independent retailers that stays in the local economy: $32
Average amount of local wages paid for every $100 spent at a full-service chain restaurant: $18.68
Average amount of local wages paid for every $100 spent at a full-service locally owned restaurant: $28.46
Minimum amount having a grocery store, bookstore, coffee shop and restaurant within half a mile of a house increases its value: $21,000

As a Belgrade Accountant I have made a choice to buy local.

One thought on “Choose local when buying or seeking services such as accounting services

  • I recently went to H&R Block to get my taxes done. The woman working there had no knowledge of tax forms or information. I was frequently asked about the forms and what they ment. I told her that I didnt know thats why I came to her. I had the feeling that she was guessing on the parts that she didn’t know. After she was done she told me that it was going to cost $550.00 for her to file them. I told her that the price was ridiculous and that I was going to take my business elsewhere. When I arrived at Focus Financial I was greeted by a very friendly woman by the name of Leslie Madsen. Leslie’s knowledge of tax information was amazing. She answered all of my questions with ease. Best of all it cost less than half of what H&R Block tried to charge me. I will definitely have do all of my taxes from here on out.

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