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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Spur Sales

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Americans spent more on Black Friday 2019 than ever before, according to new data from USA Today and financial technology firm Fiserv Inc. Both online and in-store sales grew over 2018 figures, according to the firm. Brick-and-mortar sales grew by …

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10 Ways to Be a Shop-Local Superhero

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In a retail world dominated by big boxes and online shopping, it’s important to remind customers that local shops still exist and brick-and-mortar stores have a vital place in this world. The shop-local movement shows the positive impact that buying …

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10 Wins on Small Business Saturday

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The holiday shopping season will be here before you know it. On Nov. 30, Small Business Saturday will draw millions of shoppers to independent retailers in their communities—and you won’t want to miss out. Here are 10 ways to capitalize …

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4 Years of Honoring America’s Main Streets

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For the last four years, shop-local organization Independent We Stand has hosted the America’s Main Streets Contest. The public votes for its favorite Main Street, and the winning town wins prizes from contest sponsors STIHL, Do it Best Corp. and …

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Independent We Stand Contest Recognizes Ohio Main Street

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Shop-local organization Independent We Stand is honoring an Ohio street and contributing $25,000 to its Main Street revitalization program. Main Street Wellington in Ohio has been named the 2019 winner of Independent We Stand’s annual America’s Main Streets contest. As …

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10 Reasons I Love Local Businesses

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. You most likely strive to spend your hard-earned money at other independent businesses. You understand that shopping locally supports your family, your employees and your community. While shopping local seems like a …

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Spread the Word: Shopping Local vs. Amazon Makes a Difference

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Do the people in your area realize that where they spend their home improvement dollars makes a significant impact on their communities? When homeowners, other DIYers and professionals shop at your store or other independent home improvement businesses, seven times …

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Promote Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Shopping

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On Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, children across America will be panicking. Yet again, the holidays will have snuck up on them, and they’ll be in a pinch to find the perfect last-minute gifts. Use the North American Retail Hardware …

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