Posts Tagged "why buy local"

This Year, Give the Gift of Local

This Year, Give the Gift of Local

With Thanksgiving abnormally late this year, stores and shoppers are itching to kick off the shorter-than-ever holiday shopping season on Black Friday. But with stores opening earlier and earlier, and lines winding through the aisles and out the door, where will you spend your valuable time and money this year?

Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal?

Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal?

When small-shop retailer Tabitha Geise decided to participate in Black Friday in 2011, she wasn’t sure whether there would be a payoff.

Indie Bookstores to Support This Holiday Season

Indie Bookstores to Support This Holiday Season

No matter how bleak the news about publishing gets, independently owned bookstores are surviving, and in some cases thriving, in an Amazon-ruled, post-bookstore chain environment that shouldn’t necessarily be hospitable to shops that handsell books to locals.

Ghost Signs: The Legacy of Local Businesses

Ghost Signs: The Legacy of Local Businesses

In every American city, there are two kinds of small businesses: the ones that line the streets and fill the storefronts today, and the ones that live on from generations past.

Red, White, and Local

Red, White, and Local

Independent We Stand is rolling out an all-new look that’s red, white, and blue, and all about you! We’re celebrating the small businesses, hardworking citizens, and dedicated consumers that power our communities and our country everyday.

SMBs, Are you Relevant in a Mobile World?

SMBs, Are you Relevant in a Mobile World?

SMB’s must be aware of old and new tools that can save them time & resources – no longer is digital and mobile marketing reserved for just big brands and big budgets.

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