Posts Tagged "buying local"

Small Business Strategies: Shop small this holiday season.

President Obama did it. Republicans did it. I did it. So did 103 million other Americans. We shopped at independent stores on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26. We bought gifts in small stores, ate meals at small restaurants. Now how do we keep customers coming back to small businesses throughout the holiday season?

Pungo shop tries its luck on fundraising website.

April and Al Habit own an old-fashioned business. They sell vintage glassware, handcrafted soaps and baked goods in an old brick building on a bend in the road in Pungo, miles from the trappings of modern retail commerce. The Habits want to expand their Southern Fried Studio & Shop to sell soups and sandwiches, much like former owners did when the store was Brinkley’s Market, a 1960s-era grocer and lunch counter. All they need is $22,000 to buy equipment. Read more…

Eat More Kale? Eat Mor Chikin? The courts may decide.

Eat Mor Chikin. Eat More Kale. They’re both catchy slogans, sure, but one is backed by a willing-to-fight fast-food company. The other is backed by a willing-to-fight Vermont entrepreneur. And they’re at odds. Chick-fil-A has trademarked the phrase “Eat Mor Chikin,” using it alongside images of cows.

How Communities Can Benefit From Buying Local

Certainly, there are other retail realities. The existence of any business, chain or not, is often preferred over an abandoned storefront, and will better serve communities void of key supplies for everyday existence.

Ten Examples of Things You Can Do to Shop Local

Shopping at locally owned businesses is easy. So next time you’re out and about, getting ready to do some shopping, please think local. Here are ten examples: 1)    Buy a book at a neighborhood book store. 2)    Eat lunch at a local sub shop. 3)    Purchase a birthday present at a local gift shop. 4)    Buy ingredients for your next family dinner at a farmer’s market. 5)    Work off that…read more →

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