The Voice for Independent Business
Advocates for Independent Business is a coalition of organizations seeking to ensure a vibrant future for locally owned, independent businesses. Learn more about what we’ve accomplished and meet our members.
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AIB has announced an upcoming roundtable call: “Running and Growing Your Association,” scheduled this spring on Monday, June 17, 2019. Independent business associations across sectors provide valuable tools and education to their member businesses, but how does an association most effectively grow its membership? How... Read More
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved a merger between office-supply chain Staples and Essendant, one of just two national wholesale companies upon which independent office products dealers rely — giving control of this important supplier to one of their biggest competitors. In... Read More
In joint comments submitted this fall to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in regards to the agency’s latest hearings on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century,” Advocates for Independent Business members voiced concern that concentrated market power... Read More
Putting the right local policies in place can give independent businesses a fair chance to compete and thrive. Locally owned businesses play a central role in healthy communities. They’re engines of opportunity, creating jobs and providing pathways to the... Read More