Posts Tagged "why buy local"

Small businesses turn to social media

Small businesses turn to social media

At a time when 85 percent of buyers go online to research purchases, successful social media marketing has the potential to generate more traffic to a website, send customers to a retail location, create awareness for a brand and build allegiance.

Independents Do it Best

Independents Do it Best

A new year is always a great opportunity for us at Do it Best Corp., along with our member-owners, to look ahead and identify the challenges, goals and opportunities we face in the coming months and beyond.

Dealing with Negative Comments in Social Media

Dealing with Negative Comments in Social Media

You’ve succeeded in getting a social media strategy in place, you’re sharing amazing, relevant content – and then WHAM! Someone posts a negative comment, and you feel like all of the wind has been let out of your sails.

Resolutions That Worked for Small Biz

Resolutions That Worked for Small Biz

What are your plans for growing your business in the new year? When we posed this question in the past, you told us that you wanted to do things like expand your market reach, focus on getting more repeat customers, or introduce new products and services.

Yelp Shops Local

Yelp Shops Local

Yelp is challenging you to shop local this holiday season. There’s no better time to put your money where your heart is than during the holidays. By taking part, you’re supporting your great local business community and encouraging others to do the same.

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Mobilize Their Marketing

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Mobilize Their Marketing

Today’s consumers are more mobile-dependent than ever before. In fact, according to Pew Internet, 91 percent of American adults own a cell phone, 56 percent own a smartphone and 35 percent of Americans over the age of 16 own a tablet.

Google Places: What It Is & Why Your Business Needs to Use It

Google Places: What It Is & Why Your Business Needs to Use It

You’ve got your website, your social media, and the ever-important word of mouth to get your company’s name out there, but how will you reach the hundreds or thousands of potential customers that are searching online for exactly the products you offer?

Independent We Stand
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