Mom and pop shops, specialty retailers and boutiques have served as cornerstones of American communities for over a century. Shoppers like supporting businesses with people they know and trust.
Over the past several years, we have witnessed an incredible rise in the creation and growth of small businesses and start-ups. And the reason is quite simple.
Americans cast nearly 20,000 votes for 249 nominees during the nominations phase of the seventh annual Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award, also known as the Indie Award.
Noteworthy Chocolates is not your regular chocolate shop. They create custom chocolate engravings with a personalized messaged from the first glance to the last bite.
To maximize brick and mortar sales, utilize curation to your benefit. As a small business you have the advantage over bigger stores for a more personal relationship with your customers.
Small Business Saturday always takes place the Saturday following Thanksgiving — after Black Friday and before Cyber Monday.
Your employees are your business. They greet and serve your customers, they open and close the shop, they handle the money, and they work alongside you in your retail store.
Just because the doors close doesn’t mean the party is over. Retailers are using their brick and mortar stores to host after-hours events.
For many independent business owners, managing your brand’s social media presence can seem like a daunting task for which there just isn’t enough time.
BigCommerce indicates that nearly 50 percent of millennials and Gen Xers are taking their business to webstores or online independent boutiques.