Independent Businesses

In business, an independent business as a term of distinction generally refers to privately owned companies (as opposed to those companies owned publicly through a distribution of shares on the market). Independent businesses most commonly take the form of sole-proprietorships. "Independent" is frequently used to distinguish one-of-a-kind businesses from corporate chains or conglomerates. Other terms of distinction used in addition to independent businesses include small business, locally-owned business and startup business, which have varying subtleties of distinction.Independents sometimes are referred to as Indies.
Posts about Independent Businesses
  • The Missing Manual: The Proper Care and Feeding of Your Customers

    … with your customers. Include the level of engagement you have with them, and they with you, and how you want them to feel after interacting with your business. Then brainstorm one thing you can start doing today to move your relationship closer to your vision. Step #2: Ask Not What Your Customer Can Do For You… In JFK’s inauguration address in 1961…

    Firepole Marketing Blog- 14 readers -
  • Restaurant Offering Discount for Negative Yelp Reviews

    … their point, they are offering 25% discount to customers who leave negative reviews. On their home page, and in interviews, the two repeatedly say Yelp doesn’t exist in Italy. They even go so far as to say people who take Yelp too seriously should turn the computer off and go get a life outside of the glowing screen. They actively warn customers…

    Pierre Zarokian/ Search Engine Journal- 10 readers -