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

    … Tweet it! Wouldn’t it be nice if your customers came with a manual? Whenever you buy something new, it often comes with a manual. Something that let’s the owner know how to care for it for best results. Your milk has a label that tells you to keep it refrigerated. Your shirt has a tag that tells you how to keep it looking so fresh and so clean…

    Firepole Marketing Blog- 13 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 -
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