2015 Independent Business Survey: Buoyed by Public Support, Independent Businesses Report Strong Sales Growth

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Independent businesses saw strong sales growth in 2014 as more consumers embraced the “buy local” movement and ditched big companies in favor of supporting local retailers and small-scale producers, according to a large national survey released today.

Shopping Local for the Holidays: AIB’s Infographic Has the Facts to Know

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While analysts are already chattering about which big-box stores will open on Thanksgiving Day this year, the resurgence of independent business is the holiday shopping story that’s more important to many Americans. Six in 10 customers say they go out … Read More

AIB Launches #Efairnessnow Campaign to Persuade Congress to Close the Internet Sales Tax Loophole

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For independent business owners, and the customers and communities that love them, e-fairness is critical to competing on a level playing field with online mega-stores. That’s why this week, in a campaign launched by the Advocates for Independent Business and Local … Read More

AIB Statement on House Judiciary Committee’s Internet Sales Tax Hearing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2014 WASHINGTON D.C. – The Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of 11 national organization representing over 100,000 small businesses, issued the following statement regarding tomorrow’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Alternative Solutions to the Internet Sales Tax Issue”: “This … Read More

Independent Business Owners Report Growing Public Support, Call for Policies to Level the Playing Field

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Today the Advocates for Independent Business and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance released the results of a national survey of 2,602 independent business owners.  The survey found that the Buy Local message is boosting customer traffic and improving the outlook on Main Street, but policymakers need … Read More

ASAE Covers AIB Formation

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Rob Stott, writing in Associations Now, a magazine published by the American Society of Association Executives, covers the AIB’s founding: Seven trade associations representing a variety of industries are launching a new coalition aimed at “bringing the conversation back to issues … Read More

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