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What Happens When You Buy Local?

Smaller local businesses face a lot of challenges, especially growing competition from huge online shopping corporations like Amazon and the big box stores of the world.  With the ease and convineience of purchasing online or heading to Wal Mart to grab everything on your list at once, why would someone choose to shop at thier local … Read more

How to Find and Make a Splash at Local Events This Summer

Supporting, sponsoring, and participating in local events can boost the visibility and recognition of your small business, and it's important to begin seeking out opportunities for local event promotion in the spring since many events occur during the summer.  Options for local event participation include 5K races, home shows, themed festivals, and carnivals, as well … Read more

How to Survive as a Local Business in the Age of Amazon

The perception that brick and mortar retailers can't compete with online mega-retailers like Amazon has discouraged many local business owners from even trying to offer items online. However, there are many ways the average business can compete with a large entity like Amazon, even if the business only handles a small number of sales each … Read more

How to Find Local B2B Companies to Work With

The relationships your business cultivates with customers are necessary for sustaining long-term growth, but the partnerships and agreements you make with local B2B companies can also work in your favor.  Even if your business isn't focused on the B2B market (maybe you're a B2C company), forming alliances with other, local B2B companies helps grow your … Read more

Why Buying Local Helps Your Local Economy

It's not uncommon to see signs asking customers to "buy local," but what does buying local really mean for the economy, and is it truly better than making purchases with non-local companies? While you might not be able to buy local products with every single purchase, the effort you make to shop with local, small … Read more

How Shopping at Small Local Businesses Keeps Money in Your Community

A sense of community is important whether you live in a sprawling city like Chicago, or you're a resident of a humble, rural town. We often hear the phrase "buy local" and how it's important to choose small, local businesses that help support communities and enhance local character. However, how many of us actually buy … Read more

Howard Packaging Sponsors Show of Hands Chicago

Howard Packaging is a sponsor of the 2015 Show of Hands arts and crafts fair to be held from May 8th to 10th at Architectural Artifacts, which is a huge event space and upscale warehouse. All About Show of Hands Chicago Craft fairs are an incredibly popular feature of local communities, and small, local businesses … Read more

How National Chain Stores Impact Local Communities

When you think of a chain store, you might envision a McDonald’s, a Dunkin Donuts, or a Wal-Mart. Incredibly, just a few huge chains dominate most industries today.  The ubiquitous nature of these companies has meant small businesses and “mom & pop” stores have often disappeared between giant big box stores.   However, every giant … Read more

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