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…
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 →
There is a new way to tout your local ties to win more business and warm the hearts of your loyal customers.
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.
Did you know that when you spend $100 at an independent business, $68 returns to the local community. Spend that same amount at a national chain and it drops to $43.
Local businesses across the country now have a new champion in the form of Independent We Stand, a national movement of independent business owners educating their communities on the benefits of shopping at local stores.