Posts Tagged "why buy local"

Local Businesses Come Together to Give Back

Local Businesses Come Together to Give Back

This past weekend, Independent We Stand was honored to share in the excitement as STIHL Inc. came together with the City of Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation and locally owned K & D Round’s Landscape Services to beautify Beach Garden Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Buying Local: How It Boosts the Economy

Buying Local: How It Boosts the Economy

“Buy Local”—you see the decal in the store window, the sign at the farmer’s market, the bright, cheerful logos for Local First Arizona, Think Boise First, Our Milwaukee, and homegrown versions across the states.

Online Marketing Levels Playing Field

Online Marketing Levels Playing Field

There was a time when every town and city in America was home to small businesses run by hard-working and self-sufficient people — people who possessed an entrepreneurial spirit.

Buying Local: It Should Start With You

Buying Local: It Should Start With You

If you own a local, community-based business, you certainly understand the challenges of competing against national chain stores, emerging online competitors, and mega shopping clubs in your area.

Leveraging Customer Testimonials with Social Media

Leveraging Customer Testimonials with Social Media

Reviews and testimonials say it all. They establish believability, credibility and a sense of security. So why not leverage your customer feedback on social media platforms to generate leads and build your brand’s reputation?

Celebrate Valentine’s Day The Strawberry Way!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day The Strawberry Way!

My business partner, Terry, and I opened The Royal Chocolate six years ago in the Virginia Beach Town Center. We looked into opening a chocolate franchise but felt we’d be too limited in our ideas and creativity. So, we built it ourselves!

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