When you’re the owner of a local small business, the idea of hiring employees is likely an even mix of excitement and anxiety. The employees you hire represent the face of your business, and when you’re a small business one bad employee can seriously impact your reputation.
Every July for seven straight years, From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, has hosted the Candlewick Press search for “Where’s Waldo?”, the publisher’s iconic cartoon character.
Local businesses support local communities, and Woodstock Hardware based in Woodstock, NY does just that. Their most recent community revival project involved repairing the Rick Volz Memorial Little League Field.
An author’s cross-country road trip leads him to dozens of independent bookstores … and the answer to his “pandemic gap”
Over the last year, food delivery apps have been a staple for business owners and their customers when ordering food from their favorite restaurants. With more people stuck at home due to shelter in place restrictions, it’s not surprising that the revenue from popular food delivery apps more than doubled. But, that revenue growth was not parallel with that of local restaurants due to high commissions and fees from every order placed through these delivery apps.
Calling all book clubs and bookworms: This Saturday, April 24, will mark the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day. Recognized each year on the last Saturday in April, the occasion represents the perfect time renew your New Year’s resolution to read or jumpstart your summer book list.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for small businesses, especially in Fairfield, CT. With restrictions tighter than ever in the region, many businesses struggled to stay open, but Hemlock Hardware’s Scott Pesavento did everything he could to support employees and the local community of Fairfield.
Pueblo, Colorado, isn’t a huge city, which is a big part of its charm. But before you go calling this a “sleepy business community,” just check out some of the exciting things going on here – including being featured on a nationally broadcast Discovery Channel show about starting a small business and quickly growing it into a big success. At the center of much of the excitement are the owners…read more →
January 2021 marks 10 years of Independent We Stand (IWS).
Family owned and operated since 1928, Carr Hardware has a long tradition of supporting the communities that surround their stores. So when the Covid pandemic hit, it was only natural that they would step up and do what they could to help. That’s why they created the “Round-up for the Schools” campaign that in combination with the company’s match was able to provide and donate over $8,500 worth of personal…read more →