Blog

Mike’s Hardware and Supply Puts Cash Mob Monies Toward New Orleans Youth

Mike’s Hardware and Supply Puts Cash Mob Monies Toward New Orleans Youth

Four times a year, Independent We Stand honors a worthy small business with a unique opportunity to give back to the community. The quarterly cash mob gives the selected business a $1,000 check to present to a community organization of its choice. This month, PPG Pittsburgh Paints dealer Mike’s Hardware & Supply in New Orleans, Louisiana, has made the donation to a nearby playground, furthering the community revitalization efforts that…read more →

The Red Barn Serves Up Coastal Cuisine & Community Support

The Red Barn Serves Up Coastal Cuisine & Community Support

Once again, a favorite buy local mantra rings true: Small businesses can, indeed, have a big impact. In Augusta, Maine, a local seafood restaurant known as The Red Barn has raised more than $1 million for members of the community – and the fundraising shows no sign of slowing down. The Red Barn is owned by Laura Benedict, who has become known in her community as a source of good…read more →

5 Main Street Events to Visit in August

5 Main Street Events to Visit in August

For many, August is the last hurrah of summer. Vacations come to a close and kids head back to school, but Main Street doesn’t miss a beat. Whether it’s an open-air dinner with friends or a back-to-school festival, the summertime fun doesn’t end just because the vacations do. Bootlegger’s Bash Friday, August 13, 2016 Franklin, Tennessee Celebrate Tennessee’s unique history of bootlegging with this casual, but rather adult, event. The…read more →

Small Biz Tip of the Month: Why Small Businesses Need To Prepare For Voice Search

Small Biz Tip of the Month: Why Small Businesses Need To Prepare For Voice Search

By Alex Gladu, Independent We Stand In the ever-changing world of technology – and, more specifically, search engine optimization (SEO) – businesses have to think ahead. Usually, that means anticipating algorithm changes and adapting SEO efforts quickly once those changes are announced. In 2016, it could mean adapting to a whole new channel of searches, thanks to the growing popularity of voice search. What is voice search? Voice search refers…read more →

Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand Independent We Stand