Cartoon explaining just some of the reasons to buy at a local independent business instead of the big box stores. This is true wherever you live. If people in all communities across America understood and practiced this our nation would be better off economically. Now I understand some things you can only find at big box stores and that is fine and good, shop there for those things. Just remember, if their is a local independent business that has what you want and need, shop there regularly enough to keep them in business. You will be supporting them and the local community.