As a consumer your experiences, opinions, and suggestions really matter to local business owners that strive to be the best in their industry day after day. Your nomination is an important part of the City Top 10 directory process, the supporting vote will give us the recognition of a great product and/or service that was provided by a local business or professional. We will then perform our review research and background checks to verify the nominee is worthy of a professional listing at City Top 10 Canada.
The Bigger picture.
“Every time you shop locally, you are helping the local business and the community.
About 50% of what you spend is returned to the community.
Only 10% stays when you shop in a national chain”
Canada’s wealth depends largely on the economic health of its cities. Strong local businesses are the foundation of each community, they contribute to our economic growth as well as withstand the pressures created by an increasingly urbanized world. While individual actions and lifestyle choices, such as buying organic produce, are important personal contributions, strengthening local economies requires a collective shift in individual actions and political choices.
Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community. Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do!