I recently had someone purchase from my shop because it was local! I am very excited that more and more people are shopping local. There are many blog entries that talk about the benefits of shopping in your community. It is better for the environment and supporting local businesses is a good way to boost the economy. When you use Local.com you can find places nearby that you could even walk to, saving you more gas, which means you save money. If you like to search for places on the internet before you get in the car, a good place to start is Local.com. You can type in your location and they provide you with the local weather (so you know what you are going to go out in) and with local shops from restaurants to businesses.
This page is like a one stop shop, they also have classifieds, and if you have a local business you can list it for FREE on there site. That is one thing I will take advantage of, it is a great way to get your name out in your local area. Since it is similar to your local yellow pages, just easier to use, you might just find something new in your own town. Searching for local restaurants is what I like best. From big city to small town your search results will come up with plenty of places to try. For me searching local is a great way to beat the winter doldrums, I love looking for a great small business that is just waiting to be discovered! Try local, it is eco-friendly!