What is RelyLocal?
RelyLocal is a competitive advantage for our local businesses. A healthy community depends on a healthy economy, and both completely depend on the local businesses in Costa Mesa! That is a statement of fact, and there are countless interesting studies out there that illustrate how shopping locally will stimulate our Costa Mesa economy.
Simply put, more money spent with local businesses will stay here (about 68%) while much less money spent with national chains will stay in the area (only about 14%), and money spent online... well... simply leaves forever. Online purchases are perceived as convenient, and it is true at times, so many of us do it, but it is definately not as secure a method as desired by many of us.
"It's about the economy, stupid!" - James Carville
To us, supporting local businesses doesn't stop with the economy - It is all about creating a stable and vibrant community! Costa Mesa businesses create jobs (tax revenue for schools, parks, roads) while offering diversity in the marketplace, with unique products and services not found in Big-Box stores. Not to mention - these local business are owned by the very people who sponsor our little leagues, donate to our local charities, Performing Arts venues, Fundraising, volunteering their time and spirits for our community charities and events - giving back to the community in countless ways. You rely on them, but ask yourself - Can they rely on you?
RelyLocal is a Community Campaign
There are plenty of "local" online directories and various "buy local" movements sprouting up across the country. Unfortunately, most of the other websites simply buy (or steal) their data from giant databases full of national chains, while selling advertising to the highest bidder (the national chains and professional on-line marketers). Only RelyLocal is locally owned and operated by your neighbors who really understand what Costa Mesa businesses are up against. RelyLocal isn't just a website - it is a powerful community campaign platform ready to contribute to rebuilding our local economy and strengthening our community while connecting local businesses!
Discover Costa Mesa Businesses - No Big-Box! *
You'd be amazed how many local businesses are out there - offering exactly what you are looking for - with discounts for local shoppers. Usually, the trouble is just finding them! We are partnering with amazing local businesses, and we help you understand how supporting them will support your community and your pocketbook.
Print Costa Mesa Coupons - Safer, and On Demand!
Saving money doesn't have to cost you! And, you no longer have to weed through the coupon books that fill your mail box, or give up your credit card information to the Internet. It's not only unnecessary... it's unadvisable. We'll serve you the latest special offers from local Costa Mesa businesses that you can print whenever you need them. Just print and hand it to the merchant! (Be sure to ask the business about RelyLocal Rewards Cards!)
Find Jobs in Costa Mesa - Now Hiring for over 18,000 jobs in Costa Mesa!
There are so many different online job boards and newspapers out there featuring just a few jobs here and there, it is hard to know where to search. Luckily, we have combined them all to provide you with available jobs in the local Costa Mesa area. (See our 'Local Jobs' tab)
Get Connected - Online and Off!
We want you to be an active partner in our campaign to re-build the Costa Mesa economy! Get connected, please share your reviews of local businesses, and show your support around town or online. Don't just sit on the sidelines - become an advocate! Post your own favorite, upcoming events on our 'Events Calendar' (enter the info at the bottom of the page, and click the "Publish" button - We will review and post if appropriate)
Getting Involved With RelyLocal
If you are a local business owner who would like to partner with RelyLocal in our campaigns to support local businesses, you can learn more about our strategies and services or just get in touch. Our purpose - our existance and investment in Costa Mesa and local economy is to show you how we can help your business!
Otherwise, if you are an excited, loyal local that wants to spread the word, you can get connected with other like-minded locals and show your support around town... we are a proven 'fit' for community Non-profits and Fundraisers. Ask us how we improve and satisfy your fundraising needs!
* Note: We are not anti-WalMart, HomeDepot, or Olive Garden at all. We are simply community fans that want to "... do something about improving the economy of our own community". We are completely aware of the economic and social effects when we increase our support of local businesses in Costa Mesa!