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How a Small, Rural Community Thrives with a Strong Main Street –

Photo courtesy of There’s something special about Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. A rural community with only 3,000 residents, Wellsboro is small—but beloved. It’s the kind of place where one of the only independent, family-owned department stores in the country can still thrive, and it’s a hometown where high school classmates return to build their own business. By all accounts, the local spirit is alive and well in Wellsboro… Continue reading at >> Read more.

How to Get the Most Out of Small Business Saturday

For independent business owners and their supporters, Black Friday and Cyber Monday take a back seat to Small Business Saturday, which comes this year on Nov. 26. The experts at have great tips about how to mark the occasion. Read more.


June 29, 2015

Apple is, as you know, one of the world’s largest companies. But you might not think of Taylor Swift as one of the world’s most successful independent businesswomen. So what happens when the entertainer takes on the computer Goliath? A victory for the independents, that’s what — as Jonathon M. Trugman of the New York Post explains. Read more.