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Labyrinth Games of Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., is home to plenty of partisan arguments. But there’s one thing the town’s Democrats and Republicans can agree upon: Labyrinth Games is a national treasure. In just four short years Labyrinth has grown to become a must-see destination for visitors from all over the world. They come in search of new or rare games of all types, from specialty games like Magic:The Gathering, to puzzles and especially board games 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 ITBusinessNet.com have great tips about how to mark the occasion. Read more.

A Three-Wheeled Way To Physical Fitness

America’s best independent business ideas often spring from one person’s attempt to solve a problem. Take for instance Joe Bush, who needed to overcome injuries that kept cropping up when he exercised. Our friends at KSTP Channel 5 Eyewitness News in the Twin Cities explains how Mr. Bush’s problem solving resulted in the creation of one of the coolest bike companies you’ll ever see. Read more.

Rise of the Rest Tour Brings Venture Capital To America’s Heartland

April 8, 2015

Trendy locales like Silicon Valley, New York’s Silicon Alley and the Boston Tech corridor might grab all the buzz, but America’s heartland is building its reputation as an entrepreneurial hotspot. AOL founder Steve Case knows this, and his Rise of the Rest tour is working hard to match Middle America start-ups with financial capital. The Washington Post’s J.D. Harrison explains: Read more.

GET YOUR INDEPENDENT BIZ A FAIR SHARE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

March 18, 2015

The United States Federal government spent about $3.5 trillion in 2014. Is your favorite independent business ready to claim a share of that money? Caron Beesley’s post at sba.gov walks you through the process on how your company can become a small business government contractor. Read more.

MAKE CUSTOMERS END THEIR JOURNEY AT YOUR DOOR

March 6, 2015

A customer walks into your favorite independent business and makes a purchase. No, that’s not the start of a joke looking for a punchline. Instead, it’s the end of a long journey, as Sam Balter explains in an informative post from Duct Tape Marketing Read more.