Each year, the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival brings thousands of the country’s most creative and innovative people to Austin, Texas, for a week of musical performances, product demonstrations and inspirational talks.
March will begin with the bang of Mardi Gras, continue with the vibrancy of St. Patrick’s Day and close with the liveliness of college basketball.
Main Streets are the lifeblood of our communities. They bring local residents together in shops, restaurants and community centers. They’re home to our favorite hometown traditions, like festive parades and holiday events. Main Streets put dollars into the economy and vibrancy into the community.
This time of year, love is in the air – but is it in the things you buy? In Virginia’s Hampton Roads area, the Retail Alliance makes sure that love spreads from shoppers to small businesses all year long.
Small Biz Tip of the Month: 3 Ways to Show Local Love to Your Community
Valentine’s Day is for all things sweet, from sweet-smelling flowers to sugar-filled chocolates. However, if you’re not buying local for the big day, things may quickly turn sour thanks to costly scams and disappointed valentines.
If there’s one New Year’s resolution that should still be going strong by February, it’s your commitment to local fun.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Preventing Economic Collapse by Fostering Independent Businesses
In West Michigan, “local isn’t just a place on the map.” That’s according to Local First, a buy-local group based in Grand Rapids and representing some 800 locally owned businesses in the region. When it comes to supporting those members and the community at large, Local First doesn’t just talk the talk. Rather, Local First demonstrates in dollars and cents what impact its local businesses have on the economy and…read more →
Did you know that half of all U.S. households are members of Amazon Prime? Did you know that four companies control nearly 85 percent of the U.S. beef market? More importantly, do you know how those statistics impact you and your local community? If you subscribe to Building Local Power, a new podcast from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), then you know that those staggering statistics can spell doom…read more →