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America’s Main Street Contest Celebrates Small Businesses

As part of its pursuit to promote and build up small businesses across the county, Independent We Stand (IWS) today launched the sixth annual America’s Main Street contest, “Road to Recovery.” During the three-month long contest, consumers and businesses can …

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Use Social Media to Add Your Voice to the Small Business Rising Movement

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Are you ready to add your voice to the Small Business Rising movement? Use your social media channels to amplify the message. Small Business Rising, a new coalition of independent businesses, launched in April urging policymakers to reign in monopolies …

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Independent We Stand Celebrates 10 Years of Small Business Advocacy

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This year, national small business movement Independent We Stand (IWS) celebrates 10 years of supporting and advocating for small businesses. Since its beginning, the organization has focused on educating consumers on the vital economic role independent businesses play in communities …

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Independent We Stand Promotes Local Shopping During COVID-19

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Shop-local movement Independent We Stand is offering free resources to help small businesses keep sales strong during the impact of COVID-19. The organization recently released a list of five ways customers can support small businesses. Among the organization’s tips is …

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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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