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Small Biz Tip of the Month: 3 Ways To Leverage Your Niche

Small Biz Tip of the Month: 3 Ways To Leverage Your Niche

Consumers are exposed to more than 5,000 brand messages every single day. These messages can be anything from a loud and flashy television ad to a subtle logo on the pen you borrowed from your coworker. Even if you’re paying attention, there’s no way to notice — let alone remember – all of them. As a consumer, it’s not necessarily your job to remember these messages, but as a small…read more →

Shop Local Raleigh Makes the Most of Local Connections

Shop Local Raleigh Makes the Most of Local Connections

Shop Local Raleigh makes the most of the city’s opportunities for small businesses, in particular, by connecting them with state and local government agencies, the diverse population and the nationwide buy local movement.

Indie Acts of Kindness: Rosa’s Pays It Forward

Indie Acts of Kindness: Rosa’s Pays It Forward

Would you spend an extra dollar on your next meal in order to feed a homeless person? At Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia, owner Mason Wartman encourages his customers to do just that. His community-friendly business model allows customers to pay it forward with pizza, one hot and fresh slice at a time. Before even turning 30, Wartman left his Wall Street job to start his own pizza shop in…read more →

FCA BusinessLink: The Partner Your Small Business Needs

FCA BusinessLink: The Partner Your Small Business Needs

Chrysler Commercial Vehicles do more than get you from point A to point B. With BusinessLink, Fiat Chrysler Automotives (FCA) keeps your small business going and growing, whether it’s by upgrading your fleet, servicing a vehicle or shuttling you to a new job site.

Full Circle Catering Creates Big Taste with a Small Footprint

Full Circle Catering Creates Big Taste with a Small Footprint

“I decided to jump in with a bunch of great recipe ideas, some wonderful friends, two silver platters and a pretty good mission statement,” she says. “My mission statement was, and still is, based on using local, sustainable goods and leaving as little impact on the environment as possible.” That mission boils down to an even better catchphrase: big taste, little footprint.

Independent We Stand
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