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5 Takeaways from the 2016 Independent Business Survey

5 Takeaways from the 2016 Independent Business Survey

For the ninth year in a row, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) and the Advocates for Independent Business (AIB) have released their annual Independent Business Survey, which includes data gathered from more than three thousand small and independently owned businesses across the country. Together, these businesses reported steady revenue growth, an increase in employment and confidence in the buy local movement.

Amazon's Big Assist from Government

Amazon's Big Assist from Government

Amazon’s sales have fallen in states where it is now required to collect sales taxes…We can only imagine how different the retail landscape might be today had Congress passed an internet sales tax bill a decade ago, when Amazon was big

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.

Why Buy From an Independent Store Instead of a Big Box Chain?

Why Buy From an Independent Store Instead of a Big Box Chain?

In a time when most people believe bigger is better, why then are consumers buying from locally-owned independent stores rather than big boxes and national chains? There are many explanations for this shift away from national chain stores to independent retailers. Here are just a few to consider, based on the “Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses.”

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.

Independent We Stand
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