WHY SMALL BUSINESSES SHOULD JOIN THE INDEPENDENT WE STAND MOVEMENT?
If you are an independent business owner, you understand 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 help deal with them and their huge marketing budgets?
|Get on the Web.
A whopping 97 percent of Internet users look for local goods and services online. Make sure those customers find your business by promoting it online.
Declare Your Independents.
Consumers are increasingly willing to support the independent businesses that contribute to their local economies, so celebrate your independence.
According to comScore, more than 57 percent of U.S. consumers own a Smartphone and three out of four have contacted a business they found on their phone. So make sure your business can be easily found by mobile phone users.
We Can Help. It’s Easy and it’s Free.
An Independent We Stand membership allows you to list your business for FREE on our ‘buy local’ search engine and on our iPhone and Android mobile apps. You will also receive free access to marketing materials, resources, and other tools that showcase the benefits of buying local, which you can use to promote your business and the buy local movement in your community. So sign up today. It’s fast. It’s easy. And it’s free. Watch this video for more details.
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|Cost Per Year||$0||$99||$340|
|Number of Business Categories (ex. Food and Dining, Hardware, Florist)||1||3||6|
|Search Keywords (ex. Italian food, chainsaws, accounting services)||1||3||6|
|Business Name, Address and Phone Number|
|Downloadable "Buy Local" Marketing Materials|
|Website Address & Link|
|Business Logo View Sample|
|Business Hours and Payment Methods|
|Photo and 300 Word Description View Sample|
|Link to Your Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and YouTube Accounts View Sample|
|Contact/Lead Generation Form|
|More Prominent Listing View Sample|
|Map Enhancements/Search Results Priority|
|Product Photo Display and 300 Word Description|
|YELP Review Integration|
|Media Center - PR Tools and Tips|
|Merchant Member Forum|
|Listed on Major Online, Mobile and In-Car Navigation Directories|
|Local Resource Priority for Media Interviews View Sample|
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