Date Added: Nov 2010
Ask not what your customers can do for you, but what you can do for your customers. Yes, consumers in large metro areas have all heard they should shop local, and they're beginning to understand that they can vote with their dollars to keep independent merchants afloat. A Yelp poll found that 90 percent of shoppers feel it's important to support local stores this season. Local merchants can compete by throwing a block party, just once or regularly.