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Findings of the 2014 Independent Business Survey

Date: 19 Feb 2014 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

placeholderIn January 2014, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and the Advocates for Independent Business coalition surveyed 2,602 independent business owners across the country.

This presentation presents the survey’s key findings. It includes new data on the impact of “buy local” campaigns; a ranking of the biggest challenges facing small businesses, from online competitors to the difficulty of obtaining financing; and information on the public policy changes that small business owners believe would most help their businesses.

For a narration of these slides, please go here to listen and watch a webinar hosted by BALLE.

You can also download a report detailing the full findings of this year’s survey here.

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its Independent Business Initiative, which produces research and designs policy to counter concentrated corporate power and strengthen local economies.