Posts Tagged "eat local"

Describe your most successful Twitter campaign

Describe your most successful Twitter campaign

Source: Washington Post By Olga Khazan On Small Business has a new feature in which young entrepreneurs will answer common questions about small business owners’ social media needs. The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of young entrepreneurs. Describe your most successful Twitter campaign. Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media: in New York: We execute lots of Twitter campaigns for clients, including promoted…read more →

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 →

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!

"Pinterest Marketing: Pinning With a Purpose"

In her book Pinfluence: The Complete Guide to Marketing Your Business with Pinterest, author Beth Hayden gives step-by-step advice on using Pinterest to engage and connect with current and potential customers.

Three Reasons Buying Local Will Save US Economy

Three Reasons Buying Local Will Save US Economy

As a US product evangelist and humanity realist, I would like to get three points across that will hopefully convince you and all fellow Americans that buying US-made goods is the answer to turning our economic boat around.  In the end, all the effort it takes on our part is to give two minutes of thought and time to research your local alternatives before clicking the “buy” button.  Really, just…read more →

Making Bath Time Fun Again!

Making Bath Time Fun Again!

When remodeling your home or even just a room in your home, you’re investing a lot of time and sometimes money. You want someone by your side – someone you can count on, an expert who’s available when you call. When you’re remodeling your home, do you depend on a big box or an independent?

Guest Blog Post

Guest Blog Post "The Fight for Independence"

Affiliated Distributors (AD) was founded in 1981 with the mission to help independent construction wholesale distributors compete against national chains. The organization leverages its buying power to negotiate rebates with strong manufacturers. Today, AD operates in seven industries: electrical, industrial, plumbing, HVAC, PVF, drywall and clean energy. The group’s sales volume is more than twenty billion dollars. Jack Templin, is the President of the Industrial Supply Division. The following blog…read more →

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