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Take the ILSR Small Business Survey

ILSR survey

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is conducting a national survey of small independent businesses to gather data and insights into how those businesses are performing and the challenges they are facing. The organization will use the data gathered to …

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Main Street Contest Announces Quarterfinalists

Main Street Contest

After more than 494,000 total votes cast for 216 entrants, Independent We Stand (IWS) has announced the quarterfinalists for their sixth annual America’s Main Street contest, “Road to Recovery.”  The next phase of voting will take place Nov. 15 through …

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Setting Up for a Successful Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Your niche category is well stocked, well merchandised and ready for customers to shop. Rather than just wait for customers to discover the department on their own, one of the best ways to get customers into the store is by …

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5 Challenges (and Solutions) Every Small Business Faces

small businesses challenges

Whether they’ve been around one year or 100, every small business faces challenges. The challenges can be especially difficult in those first few years of operations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 20 percent of small businesses …

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Independent Businesses Launch Coalition to Fight Monopolies

small businesses monopolies

A new coalition of independent businesses is urging policymakers to rein in monopolies and level the playing field that has long left independents at a competitive disadvantage. Called Small Business Rising, the coalition includes a broad and diverse cross-section of …

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