Main Street Alabama’s tagline says it all: “Creating Jobs. Keeping Character.” This statewide program works to promote economic development throughout Alabama, in a way that preserves and revitalizes the charming downtown districts that make Alabama communities vibrant and picturesque.
Cash flow is the life blood of every small business. Revenue is essential for businesses to invest and grow. However, a lack of cash flow can also bring a small business to its knees. In fact, insufficient revenue and profit is one of the main reasons 8 out of 10 businesses will fail. This creates a difficult balancing act for small business owners and managers. How does a small business…read more →
July always starts with a bang – but the local fun doesn’t fizzle out with the fireworks. From the fourth through the 31st, July has plenty of downtown festivals, parades and entertainment to offer. Check out the list below or consult your local Main Street organization to plan your month.
This July 4, celebrate more than American independence. Give a nod to your independence as an independent business owner, too. After all, Independence Day is about celebrating what makes America strong – and that includes small and local businesses.
With the arrival of July, independence is top of mind – but are independents? The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) will celebrate Independents Week during July 1 through July 7, in order to make America’s independents known.
A one-stop-shop for unique gifts and event-centric goods, Bering’s has served the Houston, Texas, community since 1940. What began as a lumber yard has evolved into a unique retail destination over the course of several generations. As it turns out, that diversification put this family business in the perfect position to help when the Houston community needed it the most.
Why celebrate American independence for just one day in July? With Independent Retailer Month, independence is top-of-mind throughout July, in celebration of the independently owned retailers who keep American communities strong all year long. Are you ready to celebrate?
In delivering a long-awaited decision on Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court closed a decades long tax loophole that gave online-only retailers an unfair advantage over local brick-and-mortar businesses.
Since 1954, Standard Paint & Flooring has served its local community of Yakima, Washington. Over the course of three generations, the entirely family-owned business has grown to include multiple locations throughout southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon
Known as “The Heart of Harford” for its position as the Harford County seat, Bel Air, Maryland, offers good schools, charming history and a lively downtown. In particular, that downtown district is the product of local organizers’ hard work and genuine connection to the community.