Posts Tagged "buying local"

People will want to eat even

People will want to eat even "smaller" in 2013

The big food makers face a serious challenge for 2013: Consumers will want to eat even “smaller.” Not smaller as in less, but smaller as in locally grown, inspired by street vendors and loaded with fresh, veggie concoctions. So says a 2013 food trends report by the research firm Culinary Visions, scheduled to be released on Tuesday.

10 Tips for Building a Social Media Strategy

10 Tips for Building a Social Media Strategy

Social media can be a double-edged sword for businesses. On the one hand, businesses can increase their reach and foster new relationships by using social media, but social media also can hurt businesses in a big way if not used correctly.

Local Ghouls Deserve Local Treats

Local Ghouls Deserve Local Treats

The National Retail Federation’s 2012 Halloween consumer survey reports a record 170 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year. According to the survey, consumers are also expected to spend more, with the average person spending $79.82 and an estimated total of $8.0 billion for Halloween spending in 2012. Imagine what an impact you could make on your local community if you purchased decorations, costumes and candy from locally owned businesses?

In the Iconic Town “Buying Local” is a way of Life

In the Iconic Town “Buying Local” is a way of Life

ReMain Nantucket is a charitable organization dedicated to restoring the unique character and spirit of downtown Nantucket, Mass. Partnered with the efforts of ReMain Ventures, the island-based organization is helping to “envision and empower a prosperous future for the heart of Nantucket – tapping the island’s extraordinary resources: its people and strong tradition of independence, innovation and conservation,” as described by the website.

Independent We Stand Seeking Holiday Media Leads

Independent We Stand Seeking Holiday Media Leads

With the holiday season approaching, we are looking for unique stories to pitch to various TV, newspaper and online publications to highlight the importance of buying local. We want to hear all the awesome things you have planned for your small business in the coming months. Below are two topics we are pursuing as possible media leads. Please reply with specifics on your promotions and contact information for possible interviews….read more →

Guest Blog Post: “Think Globally, Buy Locally”

Guest Blog Post: “Think Globally, Buy Locally”

By Mark Durrenberger The main way that buying local benefits the environment is straightforward: a shorter distance between consumers and local businesses means less transportation-related pollution. Answering these questions when considering a local business could further boost the environmental advantages of buying local: Does the local business grow, manufacture or source its own products locally? Or, is your new screwdriver or honeydew melon trailing carbon monoxide behind it? At New England…read more →

Indie Businesses Deliver Bigger Economic Benefit

Indie Businesses Deliver Bigger Economic Benefit

Choosing a locally owned store generates almost four times as much economic benefit for the surrounding region as shopping at a chain, a new study has concluded. The analysis also found that eating at a local restaurant produces more than twice the local economic impact of dining at a chain restaurant.

The American Independent Business Alliance

The American Independent Business Alliance

In 1998, two residents of Boulder, Colorado, became concerned about the affect big chain stores were having on local businesses and the character of their community. They organized likeminded businesses and individuals and devised a plan to counteract this disturbing trend. Through their trailblazing efforts – replicated many times since in communities far and wide – awareness was raised for this issue. For maybe the first time, it became cool to be local!

Independent We Stand
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