Locally Owned & Independent Businesses.

When YOU shop at your locally owned businesses, you're supporting the local economy

It’s a simple fact: for every $100 spent, locally owned independent businesses generate $68 in local economic activity. National chains generate only $43. And out-of-state online sellers who don't collect sales tax are virtually a total drain on the local economy.

 
So when you spend your hard-earned money here, it stays here, supporting locally owned businesses, city neighborhoods and services, and enhancing the quality of life in San Francisco.

 
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More National Press Touting Benefits of Shop Local Movement 

Why shop local first? Here's an excerpt from a recent article in no less than FORBES magazine, written by Nicole Leinbach Reyhle:

If charm isn’t reason enough to get you shopping local, consider the value that small, local businesses bring to your local employment options. Independent businesses help increase employment rates, as well become the customers to local accountants, lawyers, printers, marketing agencies and more. The domino effect is simply too good to ignore – yet unfortunately, too many consumers do.

Online or at big box stores, remember that every time you spend even a dollar, you are impacting your local economy, vitality and overall livelihood. The schools, public services, parks and recreation and so much more are all impacted by local businesses, as well, and again, impacted by your choice to support your community at large… or not. 

 

 

> A 10% shift in consumer spending from chains and Internet to locally owned retail, would create nearly 1300 new jobs and over $190 million in increased economic output for San Francisco. Customers don't have to spend more, just spend differently. Read More

Locally owned merchants in San Francisco have significant strength in several retail categories, and their contributions to the economy of the city are substantial. They also provide incredible retail diversity and local charm, two reasons so many people want to live and visit here. 
> Locally owned businesses reinvest in the local economy at a 60% higher rate than chain and internet retailers. 
Learn more about the benefits of local spending here.
Who we are
A little bit about us.
SFLOMA was founded by a group of merchants from locally owned businesses. We currently have over 200 members representing a wide range of retail and service categories. Not only are our businesses knowledgeable, competitive, quirky, , friendly, unique, and creative, we support other local businesses and services, as well as schools, charities, non-profits, and more.
 

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