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Rule filed under Banking, Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 15, 2014

Access to Capital for Local Businesses

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/rule/financing-local-businesses/

A significant share of locally owned businesses are struggling to secure the financing they need to grow.  Our 2014 Independent Business Survey found that 42 percent of local businesses that needed a loan in the previous two years had been unable to obtain one.  Another survey by the National Small Business Association likewise found that 43… Continue reading

San Francisco's Cole Valley Neighborhood
Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 6 Comments | Updated on Aug 30, 2012

How San Francisco is Dealing With Chains

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/san-francisco-dealing-chains/

San Francisco is home to more independent businesses than other big cities, thanks in part to a 2006 law than gives neighborhoods the power to reject “formula” retail stores and restaurants. But the policy has major gaps, which have opened the way for chains to slip into the city. City leaders are now looking to beef up the law. Continue reading

Rule filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on May 10, 2010

Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/rule/financing-local-businesses/3005-2/

Since it was created 2004, the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) has financed 84 grocery stores in underserved urban and rural communities across the state.  Almost all of these stores are independent, locally owned businesses. They range from small greengrocers to natural foods cooperatives to large, full-service supermarkets. Continue reading