Posts Tagged "American Independent Business Alliance"

Cambridge Local First: Innovating for the Entire Community

Cambridge Local First: Innovating for the Entire Community

Founded in 2005 by a small group of active local business owners, Cambridge Local First (CLF) has always been ahead of the curve. Now, the group’s latest innovation gives local businesses and local consumers a whole new reason to celebrate.

Influential Buy Local Campaigns - Part Two

Influential Buy Local Campaigns - Part Two

Whether they’re mobilizing a specific community or highlighting a niche industry, these campaigns put local businesses center stage – and they have fun while doing it.

Some of The Most Influential Buy Local Campaigns

Some of The Most Influential Buy Local Campaigns

It’s no secret that buy local campaigns are making a difference in the small business community. These campaigns drive consumers away from national chains and toward small businesses, while connecting small business owners with like-minded partners and resources.

LIBA: Keeping Louisville Weird

LIBA: Keeping Louisville Weird

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) has turned local businesses into the weirdest parts of the community – but that’s a good thing.

5 Ways to Stand Out from the Big Boxes

5 Ways to Stand Out from the Big Boxes

On paper, it’s not hard to distinguish a local business from a big box store. The local business is the one that is unique to your community, supports local causes and returns more money per dollar of sales to the local economy. But in the real world, these important facts can get lost in the shuffle, and your local business can be outdone by the loud voices and the giant shadows of the big box. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things up and use local to your advantage.

Top Influencers of the Buy Local Movement

Top Influencers of the Buy Local Movement

As the ‘buy local’ movement continues to grow, we’re taking a look at some of the movement’s most powerful pioneers. Throughout the country, there are lots of hardworking men and women helping to spread the word about the importance of buying local, and the individuals on this list are just a select few that stand out to us.

Why Buy From an Independent Store Instead of a Big Box Chain?

Why Buy From an Independent Store Instead of a Big Box Chain?

In a time when most people believe bigger is better, why then are consumers buying from locally-owned independent stores rather than big boxes and national chains? There are many explanations for this shift away from national chain stores to independent retailers. Here are just a few to consider, based on the “Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses.”

Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand Independent We Stand