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Lessons All Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the Shop Local Movement
Big-box retailers may be hurting due to ecommerce. But small businesses have learned how to thrive.
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What Artisanal Brands Can Teach Us About Using Technology to Humanize Business
In an increasingly automated world of interconnected everything, consumers may turn to customized products that they can emotionally connect with.
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Gift Cards Are an Untapped Opportunity for Local Businesses
The huge majority of retailers own just one store but consumers have few options for local gift cards. There is a big unmet demand.
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How to Compete with the Big Chains? Think Locally
With the nation's biggest retailers stocking their shelves with specialty items, the threat to mom and pop merchants is disconcerting. And while size matters, there are ways local retailers can take advantage of their less imposing presence.
Mikal E. Belicove
Hey, Small-Business Owner: Do You Shop Local?
If you want consumers to shop local, encourage them by shopping locally for your own business.
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Buy-local advocates are creating 'cash mobs,' which ask people to patronize local stores at a particular time. Here's how you can get a cash mob to shop your store.