WHY SHOULD YOU REGISTER YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ON INDEPENDENT WE STAND?
As an independent business owner, you understand better than most the day to day challenges of running a successful business. And you know firsthand how hard it is to compete against the big box stores and national chains. So what are some things an independent business can do to successfully compete with the big boys and their huge marketing budgets?
Establish Your Presence and Increase Your Visibility on the Web.
First, your business needs to be on the Internet. If it’s not, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to build your business. If your business is already on the web, then you need to do everything you can to increase its visibility. The web is a great place for independent businesses to even the playing field with the big box stores and national chains.
Celebrate and Promote the Fact that Your Business is Locally Owned.
Second, promote the fact that your business is independent and locally-owned. Consumers are really beginning to understand the importance and strong economic benefits of supporting businesses like yours. In fact, recent studies have shown that consumers are keenly aware that independent businesses are good for their local economies and they will go out of their way to ‘buy local’. So promote…no celebrate the fact that your business is independent and locally-owned. Promote it everywhere you can – advertising, business cards, word of mouth and yes…on the web. Especially on the web.
We Can Help and the Best Part…it’s Easy and it’s Free.
At the heart of the Independent We Stand movement is this website where you can quickly and easily list your business for FREE and get in front of thousands of consumers hungry to ‘buy local.’ That’s right, there is no cost to list your qualified business in our ‘buy local’ search engine and on our iPhone and Android mobile apps. In addition, you will get free access to a wealth of marketing materials, resources and other tools that will help you understand and promote ‘buying local’ to potential customers. So sign up today. It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s free.
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