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Support Fearless Small-Business Owners

Ree Varcoe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

I challenge you to look around your own village, town or city and rediscover those little golden nugget merchants lost in a sea of contemporary, bulk-buying, cheap import stores. Drive a little bit out of your way to reach them once in a while if they're not on your normal commute.

Shun The Mega-Retailers

Jeff Milchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Milchen

Just as the U.S. government has subsidized the largest global banks at the expense of smaller competitors and taxpayers, the rise of the mega-retailers owes partial thanks to the invisible hand of Uncle Sam. Those government policies should be reversed.

Made in the USA: The Anti-Starbucks Revolution

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Charlotte Jensen | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

As the U.S. economy limps unspectacularly toward recovery, scrappy and creative independent coffeehouses across the nation continue to thrive and flou...

ITunes, Wal-Mart, Springsteen Killing Off the Independents

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

If small business owner Roy Lowdermilk wants to understand where many of his loyal customers went, he can walk next door to Wal-Mart and pick up an AC/DC or Springsteen album.