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As July is Independent Retailer Month it is a brilliant time to reflect on how the collective of local businesses contribute to the community; not just in terms of the revenue that they bring in but also how they provide support (local school fetes, charity efforts) and how their presence creates a vibrant high street that is not dominated by chain names. It would be churlish to suggest that everyone should abandon online shopping and veto big chain stores – they are part and parcel of modern living; but shopping locally wherever possible doesn’t mean turning turn the clock back.


We are very fortunate to live in an attractive area, with a good variety of independent shops, restaurants and other businesses. By spending your money in your local economy you are protecting jobs and businesses, the social fabric and well being of your local area. For example, assuming the average number of residents is (a conservative) 6,500 then if each resident spends £100 at Christmas in the local area instead of online or outside the area that puts over £500,000 into the local economy. It’s like looking after your extended family when times are tough. Everybody benefits!


So let’s support local independent businesses –not just in July for Independent Retailer Month but all year round!


For more information about Independent Retailer Month please visit www.independentretailermonth.co.uk


Technology|


online. If you want easier access to it, you might want to add it to the Send To Menu in the Context Menu.


D Add Dropbox to the “Send To” Menu


in Windows 7, and Vista


ropbox is one of the coolest utilities available today to backup and share files and folders


First navigate to the following path by copying the following into the Windows Explorer address bar or the Search box in the Start Menu.


%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo


If you have Dropbox under Favourites right-click on the folder and drag it into the SendTo folder. If itʼs not under your Favourites in Explorer, just drag it to the SendTo folder from whatever directory you have it in.


When you release the folder youʼll have the option to move, copy, or create a shortcut…you can certainly move it there if you want, but weʼre going to create a shortcut.


Now when you right-click on a file or folder youʼll have the option to send it to your Dropbox folder.


Becky Beach, Editor Follow me on Twitter: @bexbeach Tel: 07976 869 435 becky@themuswellflyer.com


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