Posts Tagged "local buying"

Amazon's Prices are High Costs to Communities

Amazon's Prices are High Costs to Communities

For many Americans, shopping online offers the convenience of low prices, fast shipping, and front-door delivery. As online retail giants like Amazon continue to thrive and expand, however, shopping online may not be so convenient for your local economy.

Finding Reward in Local Currency

Finding Reward in Local Currency

Berkshire County in Massachusetts has taken “buy local” to a whole new level by creating their own currency. The BerkShare is now accepted by some 400 businesses throughout that region.

Rocket Test Prep for Your Business Site Launch

Rocket Test Prep for Your Business Site Launch

If you’re in the process of getting your own website up to market a product or service, there are a few basics worth exploring in this initial phase. We’re going to explore the ins and outs of launching a site for your business, what’s involved and how to go forward.

The Real Cost of Buying Local

The Real Cost of Buying Local

One of the primary arguments against buying local is the idea that local goods are more expensive than those offered by national chains. While big-box retailers often pride themselves on offering the lowest prices in town, a true comparison of the cost and value of local goods versus chain products could surprise you.

How to Make Your Small Business Look BIG

How to Make Your Small Business Look BIG

For small businesses, competing with large corporations can seem like a battle of David vs. Goliath. Given their limited staff and access to resources, small businesses often lack the name recognition necessary to secure larger, more lucrative contracts.

The Real Price of Shopping at the Big Box for Back to School

The Real Price of Shopping at the Big Box for Back to School

Whether you have school-age children or not, it’s almost impossible to avoid the barrage of back-to-school advertising from the national chains. This includes all the office supply chains. Back to school is as big, if not bigger, than Christmas to office supply chains. But are the so-called deals really that good?

‘Buy Local’ Gets Creative

‘Buy Local’ Gets Creative

Community-supported art programs are popping up all over the country, demonstrating that the concept works just as well for art lovers as for locavores

Mike’s Community Cup – Where Coffee Meets Charity

Mike’s Community Cup – Where Coffee Meets Charity

You may order a coffee with cream and sugar, but you’ll leave Mike’s Community Cup with much more. At this independent coffee shop in SeaTac, Washington, your coffee craving will bring you the satisfaction of helping your local community.

Independent We Stand
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