Posts Tagged "find locally owned businesses"

IWS Joins the Second Annual Small Business Saturday.

Independent We Stand today announced its participation in the second annual Small Business Saturday on November 26, 2011. Small Business Saturday is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping to local, independently-owned small businesses.

Google, Twitter Join Small Business Saturday

Following the success of last year’s Small Business Saturday, a number of online giants are teaming up to help local owners make this year’s event even more prosperous. Facebook, Google and Twitter, among others, are joining with American Express, which founded Small Business Saturday, to offer a free toolkit designed to help small business owners get their cash registers ringing this holiday season.

Size Up Your Local Firms.

The idea that regions can recover from a recession by focusing on growing local firms is gaining more traction.

Seattle’s Spot for One-on-One Service

Brothers Jim and Jeff Freedman have been business owners for more than a decade. They’ve stayed in business because they know what the people of Seattle want – great products, exceptional prices, and a personalized service experience.

Providing Great Service for More Than 35 Years.

Bowers Gnann, Jr. opened Gnann’s Fix-It Shop in Springfield, Ga. in 1964. For years, it was the go-to repair shop for small appliances. More than 45 years later, Gnann’s is still in business and thriving.

5 Social Network Sites to Promote Small Business

Online networking is a quick and easy way for small businesses to expand their brand, get expert tips and advice and attract more customers. But with an overly-saturated market, which site is the best fit for your business?

Marketers: Don’t be creepy with social media.

Social networking began as a personal communication tool. Friendster, MySpace and Facebook were all about friendships and dating. Today of course, social media has also become another arm of marketing. Increasingly, businesses are actively promoting their brands and products, and sharing thought leadership content through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

Time & Pay Works Hard So You Can Work Hard for Customers.

Randy Philpott knows how much time it takes companies to do basic business functions like gathering, entering and calculating data for payroll and managing benefits and human resources. He sees how much time these redundant tasks take away from efforts focused on building a business and helping clients, which is why he opened Time & Pay in December of 2010.

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