Indie Business News Highlights
Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 21. See what's happening at indie music retailers near you and check out the hundreds of special releases for this annual event by our allies at the Coalition of Independent Music Stores and the Alliance of Independent Media Stores.
Farm to Restaurant...in a Handcart
Survey Shows Prevalence of "Showrooming"
The Value of "Agency Pricing"
After Taxpayer Bailouts: Bigger Banks with Less Competition
Local Origin Surpasses Organic in Consumer Preference
News from Local Alliances
Building a Powerful Presence in Local Government
Cash mobs: a new boost for local business?
Asheville Grown Business Alliance is next, teaming with the Asheville Downtown Association for their first mob May 16. See their new Facebook page for local mobsters.
Utah Passes Sales Tax Fairness Bill
The Boulder IBA received a $10,000 economic development grant from Boulder County government.
Tell Us Your Independents Week Plans!
New Tools for Indie Business Owners and Advocates
Shift Large-Scale Purchasing Decisions
The Ultimate Social Media Glossary offers a useful primer for understanding many of the terms used in social media.
Is Self-insuring Worth Considering for Small Businesses?
Conference Presentations and Links Posted
We were thrilled to see the Louisville IBA, our hosts, use the conference title and logo for their new 2012 print directory. Please contact us if you wish to use any AMIBA graphics or taglines.
Measuring Your Impact
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Welcome to the Newest AMIBA Affiliate...
...and to New AMIBA Board Members
We also want to honor years of outstanding service assisting independent businesses and AMIBA by Stacy Mitchell and Betsy Burton, who are downshifting from AMIBA's board to advisory board positions. Thank you!
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Catch an AMIBA Speaker in Your Area or Schedule Your Own Event
The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) hosts its popular annual conference in Grand Rapids, MI, May 15-19. The full agenda is now online and offers something for everybody.
Also BALLE's Michael Shuman will be a guest speaker at the semi-annual gathering of the New England Local Business Forum on May 4 in Cambridge.
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