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Are You in the Customer Trap?

Are You in the Customer Trap?

Andrew R. Thomas,’ Ph.D., follow- up book, The Customer Trap, details the long-term consequences of relying solely on these businesses to become profitable. His question to you is…

Encouraging Consumers to SWICH Their Spending Habits

Encouraging Consumers to SWICH Their Spending Habits

When you go out for lunch or run an errand, where does the money you’re spending actually go? Thanks to a new company called SWICH, you can find out just how much of your money goes to support businesses that have positive impacts on the local community.

Five Reasons Not to Shop at Big Box Stores

Five Reasons Not to Shop at Big Box Stores

National chains entice customers with their big names and low prices, but the big box shopping experience comes at a high cost. Before you pay the price, find out what national chains really bring to the community – and what they take away.

Ludwig Family Rescues the Community

Ludwig Family Rescues the Community

Anthony and Cheryl Ludwig, owners of Ludwig Repair Shop in Hallettsville, Texas, know their customers will often come from far away to find what they’re looking for.

5 Main Street Events to Visit in May

5 Main Street Events to Visit in May

With Memorial Day weekend on the way, May is the perfect time to kick off summer fun and vacations. But you don’t have to wait until the end of the month to get started! Join in on the local fun happening near you or take your vacation early to visit one of these indie-approved events.

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