Top 10 Ways to Go Out of Business

Sep 17

Top 10 Ways to Go Out of Business

Going out of business is all the rage these days! In this economy, many small business owners are going out of business. Here's a few tips to keep up with this growing trend...

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Making An Impact in Racine, WI

Aug 07

Making An Impact in Racine, WI

It’s always great to see our partners getting some much deserved attention for all of their efforts in the local community! It’s even better when they are as passionate and well-spoken as Nick Christensen and Donna Funk who are running one heck of an amazing RelyLocal campaign in Racine and Kenosha, WI. A big thanks to Jessica Tighe and the Racine &...

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Why We Launched A RelyLocal Campaign In Renton, WA (Partner Blog)

Jul 29

Why We Launched A RelyLocal Campaign In Renton, WA (Partner Blog)

I am completely spoiled. Every day I get to work with absolutely amazing people across the country. People who are filled with endless passion, hope, and drive for their communities. It’s partners like Amanda and Ian Liddle who make me excited to get out of bed each day!  Read Amanda’s guest blog below and you’ll see why I’m such a...

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In Defense of Walmart: A Corporate Culture Worthy Of Our Praise

Jul 18

In Defense of Walmart: A Corporate Culture Worthy Of Our Praise

Walmart challenges and inspires me. While it may seem incongruous for the outspoken leader in America’s growing “buy local” movement to speak out on Walmart’s behalf, there are some things that I have always thought that Walmart really does right. Actually, we have never been anti-Walmart or against big business, we’re just pro-small-business. Our...

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Self Checkouts Don’t Know My Name

May 21

Self Checkouts Don’t Know My Name

I talk to machines a lot more often these days.  I’ve been left with no choice… Whether at the grocery store, the gas pump, or the hardware store, I find myself in the following (maddening) conversation several times a week… [scan my first item] “Thank you for shopping at StuffMart,” chirps the monotone-yet-friendly female...

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Top Franchises In America

Jan 29

Top Franchises In America

Every year, Entrepreneur Magazine releases its list of the top franchise opportunities in the United States. (Because RelyLocal isn’t a franchise, we’ll never be on this list…) Do you have a cool $10 Million burning a hole in your pocket? If so, the top franchise opportunity for 2012 is to start a Hampton Inn. Don’t have $10 million? No...

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Carrots, Pigs, & Three Million Dollars

Oct 09

Carrots, Pigs, & Three Million Dollars

I was recently asked to present a rapid-fire 5-minute presentation at an “Ignite” event on Bainbridge Island (in the Seattle area).  If you haven’t been to an Ignite event, you should find one! If there isn’t one in your area, you should look into hosting one! Ignite events area a really great way to hear and share new (or old) ideas, always...

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