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How to Make Your Small Business Spectacularly Spooky this Halloween

How to Make Your Small Business Spectacularly Spooky this Halloween

When it comes to fall, Americans love to celebrate the season. Picking applies, carving pumpkins and admiring the foliage are among the favorite fall pastimes – but if there’s one tradition to rule them all, it’s Halloween. Last year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) predicted a record-breaking $9.1 billion in Halloween spending throughout the U.S., with an average household spending more than $86 on items like costumes, candy, decorations and…read more →

GET READY FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY®

GET READY FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY®

Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help strengthen local economies. Today, it’s a holiday shopping tradition and part of a nationwide Shop Small® Movement dedicated to uniting communities and supporting all kinds of small businesses.

Salem Main Streets Supports Year-Round Celebration

Salem Main Streets Supports Year-Round Celebration

Salem, Massachusetts, creates plenty of buzz this time of year thanks to its spooky history, but one group works to highlight the community’s year-round value. With a calendar full of events and year-round programming, Salem Main Streets keeps the buzz going all year long.

5 Main Street Events to Visit in October

5 Main Street Events to Visit in October

From the leaves to the temperatures, fall represents a season of change. However, there’s one thing that stays the same this month: Downtown will bustle with fun and engaging activities.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday Like a Champion

Celebrate Small Business Saturday Like a Champion

As the biggest and busiest day of the year for many small and local businesses, Small Business Saturday has grown exponentially over the years. Still, there’s an opportunity to make it even bigger. By registering as a Neighborhood Champion, you can enhance the impact of Small Business Saturday on your business and your community.

Jones Paint & Glass Chips in for the Community

Jones Paint & Glass Chips in for the Community

From paint chips to rock chips, Jones Paint & Glass in St. George, Utah, keeps the community looking fresh. The independently owned PPG Paints dealer specializes in premium paint products and unmatched customer service. Around the holidays, though, the chips mean a little more.

Rathdrum Trading Post Hardware Moves with the Community

Rathdrum Trading Post Hardware Moves with the Community

For Rathdrum Trading Post Hardware, a Do it Best member in Rathdrum, Idaho, community support truly runs on a two-way street. In one direction, passionate members of the community lace up their boots to help their beloved hometown hardware store move through a crisis. In the other direction, this local business pays it forward by supporting the next generation of community leaders. In 2016, Rathdrum Trading Post had big plans…read more →

National Coffee Day Celebrates Local Caffeinators

National Coffee Day Celebrates Local Caffeinators

In a country that often defines seasons based on their appropriate caffeinated beverage, there’s one day that should specifically recognize the local shops that keep the coffee industry cozy and creative. National Coffee Day honors the country’s coffee culture on September 29.

EMain & Brooklyn’s Local Shops Have a Plan to Take on Amazon

EMain & Brooklyn’s Local Shops Have a Plan to Take on Amazon

It’s no secret that Amazon and other online retailers have challenged America’s small and independent businesses in recent years. In fact, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has previously reported that some 90 percent of independent businesses say Amazon has negatively impacted their revenue.

Annual Indie Award Gives Small Businesses Nationwide Shot at $25,000 Prize Package

Annual Indie Award Gives Small Businesses Nationwide Shot at $25,000 Prize Package

The eighth-annual Indie Award competition kicks off on Monday, Sept. 24, and small businesses shouldn’t delay getting in on the action. This year, the Indie Award winner will receive a prize package valued at $25,000 and includes a comprehensive marketing makeover and $1,000 STIHL equipment certificate. The competition encourages small businesses to give back to the communities that support them. Since 2011, the Indie Award has recognized stellar and beloved…read more →

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