Posts Tagged "small business help"

Bistro AIX "Independent from the Inside Out”

Within its historic community of San Marco in the city of Jacksonville, Florida, Bistro AIX, in operation for nearly 13 years, exemplifies what the spirit of being local and independent truly means.

How To Create A CSR Program For Small Business.

There is a relatively fancy term given to the work that many large organizations do to combat many types of social causes. Corporate Social Responsibility—or CSR—is an umbrella term for everything from water conservation to fighting all kinds of addiction.

Display IWS logo and help us spread the word.

Support the Independent We Stand movement and display our logo on your website. We’ve included a “Member Badge” IWS logo and detailed instructions on how to place it on your website in the Download Materials section of our Resource Center.  Help us spread the word and place the IWS Member Badge on your website today.

Don't be a loser - buy local for Valentine's Day!

This Valentine’s Day, the average person will spend $126.03 on presents like cards, flowers, lingerie or dinner, for a total of more than $17.6 billion on gifts nationwide.* If each person spent that $126.03 at a locally owned independent business rather than in a national chain, $86 would stay in their community thanks to local payrolls and taxes. More than $9.89 billion would be reinvested in local communities throughout the…read more →

Top Ten Reasons to Register Your Business

If you run a locally owned, independent business, Independent We Stand is here to help. A movement dedicated to promoting the importance of buying from local businesses, more than 19,500 consumers and business owners have joined the cause since September 2010. Here are 10 ways to maximize our assistance once you register your business at 1. Receive a free listing on the Independent We Stand online business locator We…read more →

Take Pledge Because to Change Your Community!

Help us reach 20,000 supporters by taking the IWS pledge to shop local.  Then ask your friends and family to do the same! This movement is on a roll and together we can make a difference! Click here and help us spread the word.

Local business owners discuss the idea of "community."

Local businesses aren’t just “moms and pops.” They’re brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, cousins, neighbors and friends. They’re also scout leaders, volunteer firemen, Little League coaches. They’re the folks who sing in the church choir, rescue animals and help feed the less fortunate — all the people who make your community a wonderful place to live.

AMA Names The Distribution Trap 2010 Berry-AMA Book Prize

The American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) has named The Distribution Trap: Keeping Your Innovations from Becoming Commodities (Praeger) as the recipient of the 2010 Berry-AMA Book Prize for the best book in marketing. The Distribution Trap, by Andrew R. Thomas, Ph.D. and Timothy J. Wilkinson, Ph.D. explains that it is time for U.S. companies to wake up to the destructive mass-marketing theories that have cut their profits, diminished their reputations,…read more →

One Light Bulb at a Time.

A  physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one  grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion  of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good  American …Good  idea …one light bulb at a time . . . . Check this out. I can verify  this because I was in Lowe’s the other day for…read more →

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