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5 Small Business Blogs You Need to Follow

5 Small Business Blogs You Need to Follow

Do you need to learn “How to Use Social Media Effectively?” Are you looking to “Attract More Customers with These Five Tricks?” The answers to these questions and more are buried somewhere in the ever-expanding blogosphere. At Independent We Stand, we strive to bring small business owners the most up-to-date news, tips and how-tos from experts in all industries – but we’re not alone. Here are some of the best small business blogs out there, along with some of their must-read posts.

3 Ways to Make Your Business Stronger

3 Ways to Make Your Business Stronger

Local businesses are stronger together than alone. Your competitive advantage is derived from the local and industry knowledge you possess along with the market power (resources that enable you to attract and retain customers) built.

5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Facebook certainly popularized social media in many ways, but it’s not the only tool in the shed. There’s also Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, FourSquare and more! It’s not a matter of having an equal presence on each of these sites, but it’s important to know which sites will work for your business.

Five Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Five Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Connect with others nearby to become stronger. Your best next customer is frequenting another local business nearby, so the best path to that customer is getting to know other local business owners.

10 Tips to Promote Your Small Business: And How Independent We Stand Can Help

10 Tips to Promote Your Small Business: And How Independent We Stand Can Help

Between big competition and smaller budgets, small businesses face unique challenges on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to mitigate these challenges and grow your small business, like taking advantage of social media and banding together with other small business owners. What’s more, you don’t have to do it alone.

Local Businesses are Stronger Together

Local Businesses are Stronger Together

JJ Ramberg of MSNBC’s Your Business recently featured a segment on the great success of Low Country Local First and their Buy Local movement in Charleston SC.

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