3 Things You Should Know About Small Business: Nov. 21
"Most retailers, as you know, are working in overdrive on Thanksgiving weekend," with employees barely having time for a lunch break, Jamie Schlef, director of catering for Atlanta-based Moe's, tells Entrepreneur. "We know that a lot of
Moe's increased its catering sales for the week by 32%, the article says.
3. Independent We Stand launches mobile app for Android and iPhone. Independent We Stand, a national movement for independent businesses, announced the release of a free mobile app for Android and iPhone to provide users with a simple business search engine to find local-owned, independent businesses in their area and across the country.
The search engine has five categories: Shop Local, Eat Local, Local Services, Play Local, and Other, making it easy for users to localize their lifestyle and support their local economy. Once a category is selected, users can search by current location or select an address, city, state or zip code. Users also have the ability to recommend their favorite locally owned businesses.
The application is both consumer and business owner-friendly. Business owners can use the app to become a member of Independent We Stand and list their company in the database. Basic membership is free.
-- Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.
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