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Why Do You Buy Local?

Why Do You Buy Local?

In honor of 12.12.12, here’s a list of the top 12 reasons why our fans buy local. Please share and help us spread the word!

Cyber Monday Doesn't Have to be a Grinch

Cyber Monday Doesn't Have to be a Grinch

Business owners: As a profitable alternative to Cyber Monday, offer exclusive or one-of-a-kind or customizable gifts as a firewall to Cyber Monday and other holiday price wars. Gift givers: Even if you don’t think you are especially creative you have more ways to customize gifts or to buy unique one…

You Need a Plan for the Holidays

You Need a Plan for the Holidays

Last November, Victoria Fantauzzi and Karen King looked forward to a busy holiday season for their new online retail business, La Bella Figura Beauty. They figured that sales of their organic skin-care products and perfumes would naturally increase, and so they didn’t do anything special to entice shoppers.

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.

Massachusetts program helps banks lend to local businesses

Massachusetts program helps banks lend to local businesses

SPRINGFIELD — The family behind Fernandez Family Restaurant in Holyoke is expanding, adding a banquet hall at the former Adelphia Restaurant in South Hadley and creating 12 to 15 new jobs, with the help of the state treasurer’s Small Business Banking Partnership.

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.

How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out

How to Get Help if Sandy Knocks You Out

Sandy the Frankenstorm is barreling her way up the East Coast, flooding coastal towns, closing schools, and shutting down major metropolitan transportation systems. While safety of employees and customers is always a top concern, for most business owners, worries of how they will recover from Sandy financially are never far away.

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