Indie Business Survey Shows Big Revenue Gains 2014

March 3, 2015

The 7th annual survey of business owners across the U.S. and Canada offers much good news for independents and again suggests the long-term educational work of Independent Business Alliances / Local First groups is yielding big benefits for their members and local economies.
 
The survey by the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) and Advocates for Independent Business (a coalition comprised of AMIBA, ILSR and 13 other groups) tallied responses from more than 3000 independent businesses. Just under half were retailers while restaurants, service providers and others comprised smaller portions. Among the notable results:
 
 
The report also includes respondents' views on a wide range of issues, including their top business challenges, policy concerns and more.
 
Read or download the full report (14 pp pdf).