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Independent We Stand
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Independent We Stand is a movement of locally-owned businesses and people across the country dedicated to educating their communities about the importance - and strong economic benefits - of 'buying local.'
Independent We Stand is a movement of locally-owned businesses and people across the country dedicated to educating their communities about the importance - and strong economic benefits - of 'buying local.'

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Despite what the multi-million-dollar marketing budgets say, bigger isn’t always better! In terms of customer satisfaction, the world’s largest retailer is also one of the least satisfying. You need to serve customers with the level of personal attention and expertise that won’t be found at the big-box stores. If you’re a small business owner, succeed in your niche by offering expert recommendations and unique inventories that aren’t available elsewhere.

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For small businesses to thrive in a big city, they must promote themselves – and the buy local movement – in loud ways. In the Windy City, the small business community benefits from encouraging data and the resources of +Local First Chicago. Check them out!

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No matter what the retail giants like Amazon do, they can’t seem to diminish the power of Main Streets and their small businesses across the country! That's why we're heading to DeLand, FL next week to present a $25,000 check and prizes to MainStreet DeLand for their work revitalizing downtown.

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As a small business owner, you have the ability to offer your creativity, your heart, and your personal dedication to your customers. If you do that, you'll delight the people you do business with, and there will be no stopping you.

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While the fast, free shipping and seemingly endless inventory offered by Amazon may seem enticing, time and time again, research shows that local is better. If there’s anywhere for the buck to stop, it ought to be prescription drugs!

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Get your dad something he’ll really love this Father’s Day, like a unique, personal item from a local business! Maybe he needs a new toolbox from the hardware store, or a dinner at a local restaurant, perhaps a day at the brewery followed by a hometown baseball game.

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We have some good news friends! A week long tribute to American craft beer starts today! American Craft Beer Week runs from May 15-21. Lets’ skip the Bud-light that taste like water and trade it in for a delicious craft beer made locally!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, may have just become a case study for local economies everywhere. Let's keep the taxpayer-funded financial incentives for local businesses not the Walmarts of the world...they certainly don't need them!

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Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! So find your local comic book store, support Small Business Week, and get a goody in the process!

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Check out +Regal Paint Centers a +PPG PİTTSBURGH PAİNTS dealer and their work to help +Homes for Heroes create a new home for a wounded veteran! Local and Independent businesses are more inclined to give a larger portion of their time and resources to local charities, remember that during this year's Small Business Week!
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