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“The Indie Awards” is now accepting nominations

“The Indie Awards” is now accepting nominations

Independent We Stand is excited to announce that for the fourth year in a row we are hosting our Independent Small Business of The Year award, otherwise known as the Indie Awards! The Indie Awards is all about recognizing businesses that go above and beyond for their customers and make a significant impact in their community.

Apple Now in Walmart’s Distribution Trap

Apple Now in Walmart’s Distribution Trap

Over the years, I have written in this space how a Megacustomer (one that equals more than 10% of a firm’s total revenue) will ultimately capture the lion’s share of value from its supplier.

Why Buy Into Buying Local (& How To Get Started)

Why Buy Into Buying Local (& How To Get Started)

Buying local has become a way of life for many consumers. It’s a growing trend that has only just begun to permeate communities across the country, yet it has already delivered big success for local businesses. If you haven’t already been convinced, here’s a look at why you should be more vocal about buying local.

5 Main Street Festivals to Visit in September

5 Main Street Festivals to Visit in September

Summer is officially ending, but the local fun doesn’t have to stop yet. Take advantage of events in your community to hold on to summer as long as possible and carry the local fun into fall. We’ve listed some ideas for you here, but the possibilities for downtown entertainment this September are nearly endless.