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Parent & Child, Inc.

Call it the ultimate test of the parent-child relationship: going into business together. We’re not talking about founders of established companies passing the reins to the next generation. We’re talking about Mom or Dad starting a company with the person whose diaper they’ve changed. Or kids getting a start-up off the ground with the person who taught them how to drive. Read more…

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American Independent Business Alliance and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have shown each dollar spent at local independent businesses generates…

Local business owners discuss the idea of "community."

Local businesses aren’t just “moms and pops.” They’re brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, cousins, neighbors and friends. They’re also scout leaders, volunteer firemen, Little League coaches. They’re the folks who sing in the church choir, rescue animals and help feed the less fortunate — all the people who make your community a wonderful place to live.

AMA Names The Distribution Trap 2010 Berry-AMA Book Prize

The American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) has named The Distribution Trap: Keeping Your Innovations from Becoming Commodities (Praeger) as the recipient of the 2010 Berry-AMA Book Prize for the best book in marketing. The Distribution Trap, by Andrew R. Thomas, Ph.D. and Timothy J. Wilkinson, Ph.D. explains that it is time for U.S. companies to wake up to the destructive mass-marketing theories that have cut their profits, diminished their reputations,…read more →

The Distribution Trap.

Why is it that U.S. manufacturers of all shapes and sizes allow themselves to be pushed around by discount retailers, to the extent that they often cede control of their own supply chains to the big boxes?  Read more…

One Light Bulb at a Time.

A  physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one  grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion  of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good  American …Good  idea …one light bulb at a time . . . . Check this out. I can verify  this because I was in Lowe’s the other day for…read more →

San Francisco Retail Diversity Study

San Francisco Retail Diversity Study

Did you know that even a modest change in your buying behavior can have a tremendous impact on the local economy? Here is the executive summary of a ground breaking study that demonstrates how.

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