I don’t know about you but I’m usually happier to give money to an independent business than a large chain. I prefer to go to a local café over Starbucks or Costa, a local optician’s over Specsavers, a local electronics store over Amazon.
The issue is that I don’t always think of them. I realised I needed glasses, and I thought of Specsavers. They’ve invested millions in TV ads, everyone knows “you should have gone to Specsavers.” I googled Specsavers and had an appointment booked quicker than I could have called anyone else.
I caught myself and decided to look for a local optician’s instead as I’d prefer my money to go to a small business supporting local jobs rather than a huge billion-euro company.
It’s early days yet but we made this website to highlight and make it easier to find independent Cork businesses. Look for alternatives to the bigger brands and support local instead.
Buy Local. Buy Cork.