Small businesses accounted
for 65% of all net new jobs
over the past 17 years.


Small businesses employ
77 million Americans.


89% of consumers agree that
 independent businesses contribute positively to loc
al economies.


Independent retailers return
more than three times
as much money per dollar of
sales than chain competitors.

Source: Independent We Stand

Independent We Stand supports small businesses across the country by educating consumers about the benefits of “buying local.” and connects consumers with local business through an online directory of small business.

In this video, learn how supporting locally owned business boosts local and national economies.

Marketing resources to help spread the word on the importance of supporting small businesses are available through Independent We Stand's website. 

Register your business to tap into consumers' growing interest in buying local:

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