Posts Tagged "Civic Economics"

Research Shows Why Pros Should Buy Locally

Research Shows Why Pros Should Buy Locally

These days, most consumers want to support small businesses.  Ninety percent of Americans shop at small businesses at least once a week, according to SCORE. The sentiment is encouraging, but it’s only half of the buy-local hurdle. The other half is bringing the small business message to business to business (B2B) customers. In a new study, Independent We Stand, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and Civic Economics show…read more →

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.

Giving Back To The Community This Memorial Day

Giving Back To The Community This Memorial Day

In time for Memorial Day observance, Wayne Kato, local business owner of Painter’s Warehouse in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his coworkers recently painted the main entrance to Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent

Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent

Over 8,000 professional artisans (we call them Makers) use CustomMade to connect with Buyers and grow their business. These Makers are true small business owners that can offer custom Creations – from cabinets, to engagement rings, to upholstery and more – completely bespoke to a Buyer’s need or dream.

Focused on Flooring Your Community

Focused on Flooring Your Community

Spring is in full swing. Are your home improvement projects starting to pile up? Did your spring cleaning remind you how much you would love new floors?

Small Business Owners Buy Local, Too

Small Business Owners Buy Local, Too

American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor reports that the majority of small business owners purchase and source products from other small businesses.

Buying Local: How It Boosts the Economy

Buying Local: How It Boosts the Economy

“Buy Local”—you see the decal in the store window, the sign at the farmer’s market, the bright, cheerful logos for Local First Arizona, Think Boise First, Our Milwaukee, and homegrown versions across the states.

7 Ways Businesses Can Counter Showrooming

7 Ways Businesses Can Counter Showrooming

Showrooming is the process of a consumer getting information on a product or service from a storefront business, tapping the expertise of its employees, and perhaps even trying out or trying on a product before purchasing it from a remote seller at lower cost.

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