The 17th annual Free Comic Book Day is ready to kick off this Saturday, and many businesses are excited about it. There are over 30,000 free comic books to be given away that are created especially for FCBD and also some other limited edition items that can only be purchased on this day, such as […]
National Small Business week is happening now, April 29th – May 5th. Local Chambers of Commerce across the country work tirelessly year-round to promote local businesses. But, for these seven days out of the year, they kick their efforts into overdrive. Many towns and local organizations are hosting educational events and seminars as well as […]
With more than 117,000 total votes cast for 303 entrants during the nomination phase of the 2018 America’s Main Streets contest, Independent We Stand announced the quarterfinalists and the next phase of their annual contest. The goal of the contest is to draw attention to Main Streets throughout the country and their small businesses that […]
The fourth annual Independent Bookstore Day is taking place on Saturday, April 29th to celebrate all the unique indie bookstores around the country. This is a one-day national party where each individual bookstore celebrates in different ways with live music, authors, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbeques, contests, and other fun things. […]
Earth Day is the perfect time for everyone to stop and think about how they can help “go green,” even if for just a day. Maybe you don’t print as much paper, or you carry around a reusable water bottle instead of wasting plastic. There are so many ways to make a difference, but why […]
Mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular for shopping, both inside and out of the store. According to the Invesp Blog, 95% of mobile internet users look up local information on their phones for the purpose of calling or visiting a business, but mobile devices account for just 19% of all US retail ecommerce sales.
One of the biggest complaints with working in retail is the unsteady hours. One week you may be working thirty-five hours and the next you could be working fifteen. It’s hard to make plans with inconsistent hours and there’s never a definite paycheck.
Earlier this week, the Trump administration unveiled plans to put in place a 25% import tariff on roughly $50 billion worth of Chinese products.
Since 2006, The Toy Room has been providing fabulous toys and personalized shopping experiences to the town of Bethel, CT and surrounding areas. Kim Ramsey has “always loved going into toy stores” and decided to open one of her own.
Silver Touch started off as a home business and has grown into a successful independent gift and jewelry store. It is a leading retailer in downtown Bethel, CT.