Posts Tagged "buying local"

Why Buy Into Buying Local (& How To Get Started)

Why Buy Into Buying Local (& How To Get Started)

Buying local has become a way of life for many consumers. It’s a growing trend that has only just begun to permeate communities across the country, yet it has already delivered big success for local businesses. If you haven’t already been convinced, here’s a look at why you should be more vocal about buying local.

EMV Chip Cards: What Small Businesses Need to Know

EMV Chip Cards: What Small Businesses Need to Know

What does the liability shift mean for your small business? If a customer presents an EMV chip card, but your business only has a magnetic stripe reader, you’ll be held liable for any fraudulent purchases made with the card.

Celebrate Earth Day The Local Way

Celebrate Earth Day The Local Way

Buying local from independent businesses can make a positive environmental impact alongside the economic and social benefits. You can almost wrap it up in one word – transportation.

Less Driving Means Big Dividends For Local Economies

Less Driving Means Big Dividends For Local Economies

Driving is expensive. Running a sedan for a year costs $9,122 on average, according to the American Automobile Association, with gas prices contributing a big part of that sum. The average U.S. household spent $4,000 on fuel in 2012.

Dealing with Negative Comments in Social Media

Dealing with Negative Comments in Social Media

You’ve succeeded in getting a social media strategy in place, you’re sharing amazing, relevant content – and then WHAM! Someone posts a negative comment, and you feel like all of the wind has been let out of your sails.

Independent We Stand
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