Entrepreneurship may seem like an independent endeavor, but as the old adage goes, there is strength in numbers.
It’s that time of year again—the fifth annual America’s Main Streets contest is here! Nominate or vote for your favorite Main Street all spring long to give your community a chance at the coveted title and prize package.
February may be short, but there’s no shortage of things to celebrate this month on Main Street. From Valentine’s Day to Mardi Gras to just another Friday night, your downtown district will be bustling all month long.
This spring, the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) will host local business leaders from across the U.S. for a two-and-a-half-day conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
In an election year, “small business” and “entrepreneurship” become popular buzzwords. Nearly every candidate will have a plan to support America’s businesses, but the small business community now has a plan of its own.
Start your new year off with something sweet or savory, cold or warm—doesn’t matter, as long as it’s local. This month, Main Streets across the country will host their first events of the new year, and they’re putting local flavors and pastimes front and center. From craft brews to homemade comfort food, these downtown events shouldn’t be missed.
Locally owned, independent businesses tend to have a stronger foothold in the physical world, but going online presents the opportunity of reaching new customers and expanding into new markets.
There’s something special about Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. A rural community with only 3,000 residents, Wellsboro is small—but beloved.
In the last seven years, businesses in Malad City, Idaho, have recycled more than 1 million pounds of cardboard thanks to a community recycling program created by Hess Lumber.
In 2020, Port Townsend, Washington, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its Main Street program. Year after year, the Port Townsend Main