Founding Shop My Town was an act of desperation, watching small towns suffering on a wide scale. I was so frustrated with being unable to find my local shops online, as they couldn’t afford websites.
Bricks and mortar businesses the world over are lamenting the fact that too many consumers are shopping online or spending their money at the big chain stores. While these issues have seen many a suburban business fail, another usually pops up in its place before too long, and on the cycle goes. For regional towns around Australia, it’s not so easy. As more businesses close and people move to the city to make a living, these towns themselves die out.