American Independent Business Alliance

Program & Membership Coordinator Job Description

Reports to: Laury Hammel, SBN Executive Director Location: 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 Organizational Overview: Launched in 1988 the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to build...

Incorporating Your Group

(Also see important note about IRS rules impacting your newly-incorporated group at the bottom) In order to attain non-profit status, you will need to apply to your Secretary of State’s office to incorporate (in some states, you’ll apply to a separate economic...
Movie Theater Ad

Movie Theater Ad

Here are a couple of great examples of public service ads to run in theaters before and after film screening that convey a message of the importance of going local to a captive audience.  These are actual ads created and run by Tower Theaters, a local independent...
8 Tips for Planning a Successful “Cash Mob”

8 Tips for Planning a Successful “Cash Mob”

Your Guide to Cash Mobs “Cash Mobs” are grassroots events where people agree to patronize a specific local independent business on an appointed day and time. This not only has a positive impact on the business but also allows people to have fun while spreading public...
Pop-up Stores as an Economic Development Tool

Pop-up Stores as an Economic Development Tool

Published May 2015 The following article appears with the author’s permission and provides an excellent, detailed how-to on adding this tool to the local economic development kit.  This easily could become an IBA-driven program to help incubate new independent...

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