Posts Tagged "buy local groups"

Portland Buy Local Begins Second Decade with a Plan for Growth

Portland Buy Local Begins Second Decade with a Plan for Growth

In 2006, a group of Portland, Maine, business owners launched a campaign to support their work in the community. In 2016, Portland Buy Local, a campaign of the Portland Independent Business & Community Alliance, celebrated its 10th anniversary with 445 local business members and a decade of growth. Now that Portland Buy Local has entered its second decade, the program has plans to sustain Maine businesses for years to come….read more →

Small Biz Tip of the Month: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Buy Local Groups

Small Biz Tip of the Month: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Buy Local Groups

There’s no denying that buy local groups can – and do – enhance a community. In communities across the country, these groups of small businesses provide a framework for promoting the buy local movement on a local level, spreading the word about their local business members and educating consumers on the difference that buying local makes. For small business members, these groups can often provide a wealth of resources, but…read more →

5 Takeaways from the 2016 Independent Business Survey

5 Takeaways from the 2016 Independent Business Survey

For the ninth year in a row, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) and the Advocates for Independent Business (AIB) have released their annual Independent Business Survey, which includes data gathered from more than three thousand small and independently owned businesses across the country. Together, these businesses reported steady revenue growth, an increase in employment and confidence in the buy local movement.

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