After more than 12,718 votes were cast for 302 nominees, Independent We Stand is proud to announce the top twenty-five businesses that represent the best in the country. The quarterfinalists for the 2014 Independent Small Business of the Year Award, in no particular order are:
“We take care of the environment because we want to see the community grow and prosper,” says Jerry Schill, president of Schill Grounds Management.
Despite the clear advantages of mobile technologies, many small businesses feel intimidated or overwhelmed by the prospect of focusing on mobile.
“We live, work and breathe in this community and hope by our daily actions to make this place a better place to live.”
Massey and some friends decided to create another way for manufacturers to access their end-users. It is called Locally.com
In addition to a high participation rate in American Express’s Small Business Saturday, SMBs plan to employ a wide variety of tactics to attract shoppers, many of which leverage the “local” angle.
Each year, Neighborhood Toy Store Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of November thanks to the leadership of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). ASTRA has more than 1,300 member toy stores across the country, and the annual celebration grows larger every year.
You already know to report charitable donations and business travel expenses, but make sure to take these as well.
As part of this year’s Small Business Saturday, which will take place on November 29, local merchants can host a trunk show with local Etsy designers.
With Apple Maps Connect, business owners can now make sure that their business is listed and correctly identified within the system.