American Independent Business Alliance

Welcome

Welcome

Helping communities and independent businesses thrive The American Independent Business Alliance is a non-profit organization helping communities successfully operate programs to support community-based enterprise and entrepreneurism, build local wealth and prevent...
IBA Success

IBA Success

The Austin IBA’s (TX) landmark economic impact study measuring how money spent at two independent businesses (Waterloo Records and Book People) and a pending Borders superstore impacted Austin found that $100 spent at Borders generated $13 in local economic activity,...
The Benefits of Shopping and Buying Locally

The Benefits of Shopping and Buying Locally

By Jeff Milchen In the smallest towns, bustling cities, and everything in between, citizens lament losing a sense of community and local character. Meanwhile, national chains and online mega-stores continue gaining market and pushing independent businesses to the...
How to Start a Campaign or Local Alliance

How to Start a Campaign or Local Alliance

Whether you’re looking to launch a coalition of independent businesses and community advocates or start with just a “buy local” campaign, we suggest the same basic steps: 1.  Contact AMIBA to see if others from your community already have contacted...
What is an Independent Business Alliance? 

What is an Independent Business Alliance? 

An Independent Business Alliance® works to build vital local economies based on independent, locally-owned businesses and help local entrepreneurs compete successfully against chains, online competitors and others. IBAs unite locally-owned independent businesses,...

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