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Independent We Stand Holiday Gift Guide

Independent We Stand Holiday Gift Guide

We wanted to make it easy for you to find great gifts from locally owned businesses. So we created the Independent We Stand Holiday Gift Guide as a way for you to find and share the special items that you can only find at independently owned businesses.

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday

November 24th is the third annual Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. We are proud to be partnering with American Express once again to help make this event the biggest day of the year for small businesses. This year, over 100 million people will “shop small” on Small Business Saturday.

Where’s the WooHoo Factor in Your Community?

Where’s the WooHoo Factor in Your Community?

“I dreamed for a long time of opening a store with my daughter, Susan,” says Erin Blanton, co-owner of Pufferbellies in Staunton, Virginia. Pufferbellies is a locally-owned specialty toy store that carries the smart, unique toys that are so hard to find in the endless aisles at huge chain stores. “Susan is so knowledgeable about child development and children’s literature.

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.

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