Posts Tagged "small businesses"

Real Indie Story: Two Paws Up, Frederick, Md.

Real Indie Story: Two Paws Up, Frederick, Md.

After adopting a black lab named Oliver, Allison Levitt discovered the need for an independent pet supply store in downtown Frederick, Md. Today, that need is satisfied by Allison’s pet-friendly creation, Two Paws Up.

WalMart vs. D.C.: The Living Wage Battle

WalMart vs. D.C.: The Living Wage Battle

The Washington, D.C. City Council voted Wednesday to pass the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), which requires big-box retailers to pay workers an hourly wage of at least $12.50.

The Reefs – A Locally Owned Slice of Paradise

The Reefs – A Locally Owned Slice of Paradise

It’s rare that the manager of an award winning luxury resort is reminded by his guests of how they knew him when he was in diapers, but at The Reefs Resort & Club in Bermuda, it’s business as usual. That’s because resort manager David Dodwell, Jr. practically grew up at the resort first managed by his father and has since returned to run the business himself.

Mount Vernon Building Center

Mount Vernon Building Center

Since 1981, Mount Vernon Building Center has supplied the Pacific Northwest with employee expertise and quality building materials. This independent, locally owned business has made a name for itself overseas.

Sequin Lumber – Where Lumber is a Family Affair

Sequin Lumber – Where Lumber is a Family Affair

The lumber and building materials business practically runs in the family at the Sequin Lumber Company of Bay County, Michigan. Since 1954, this independent lumberyard has been owned and operated by three generations of the Sequin family.

Giving Back To The Community This Memorial Day

Giving Back To The Community This Memorial Day

In time for Memorial Day observance, Wayne Kato, local business owner of Painter’s Warehouse in Honolulu, Hawaii, and his coworkers recently painted the main entrance to Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Small Business Owners Buy Local, Too

Small Business Owners Buy Local, Too

American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor reports that the majority of small business owners purchase and source products from other small businesses.

Community Involvement Equals More Business – A real Win/Win!

Community Involvement Equals More Business – A real Win/Win!

In today’s tough economy small businesses need to be creative in generating new clients. Here’s a thought – give back to your community! By getting involved in your community through non-profits, your local chamber or government; you would be getting word out about your company and products while helping your own community.

Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand Independent We Stand