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Boost Your Business's Visibility in Local Search Results by Combining These 2 Key Strategies

Integrate local listing marketing and social media to enhance your business's visibility on Google.

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Ecstatic Breathwork, Goat Yoga, and a Founder Known as 'The Machine': America's 15 Favorite Local Fitness Businesses

Across the country, people wanting to move and get in shape are looking for new experiences, and personalized attention.

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These Are America's Favorite 150 Mom & Pop Shops™, According to Yelp and Entrepreneur

We looked at the data. Here are the small, most beloved shops that locals rave about the most.

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Yelp's Small Business Expert Says This Is What Makes a Mom & Pop Shop Stand Out

Around the country, Yelp is observing which local, independent businesses rise to the top. The ones that do understand something crucial about where they stand in the business landscape, and how to make the most of it.

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Cocktails That 'Make You Fall In Love With Stuff You Don't Like': America's 15 Favorite Local Spots to Have a Drink

From a throwback basement bar in Vegas to a craft beer bar making sublime sandwiches into the wee hours, these local, independent nightlife businesses are worth staying out for.

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These 15 Mom and Pop Restaurants Are the 'Hidden Gems' of American Cuisine

From green miso sea bass in an Adobe house built in 1756 to the best pancakes in Arizona, these local restaurants are must-taste stops.

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'Extraordinarily Tasty' Vegan Food and Ice Cream That Leaves You 'Speechless': America's 15 Favorite Local Food Spots

These mom and pop coffee shops and laid-back foodie destinations have customers coming from near and far.

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Never-Cheesy Wedding DJs, 'Old World' Blacksmithing Classes, and Character Actors for Kids' Parties: 15 of America's Favorite Event Service Companies

These local businesses are getting kudos from customers for offering unique, professional event experiences.

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A 10-Acre Plant Store, 'Once Worn' Wedding Dresses, and a James Baldwin-Inspired Bookstore: America's 15 Most Beloved Mom and Pop Shops

If you're looking to buy local, these independent businesses offer a thoughtful curation of items that makes shopping a true experience.

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A Locksmith Who Shows Up in 15 Minutes, Eco-Friendly Pest Control and Flat-Rate Plumbing Fees: America's 15 Favorite Local Home Service Businesses

When something breaks at home, we just want someone to help us fix it fast, for a fair price. These mom and pop service companies are the first their communities call.

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Where to Find the 'Nicest' Manicurists, Nipple Tattoos and Fertility Massages: America's 15 Favorite Local Spas and Beauty Businesses

All over the country, these beloved mom and pop businesses have won over customers who need a little TLC.

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Hawaiian Luaus on a Nut Farm, 'Astounding' Magic Shows, Bible Stories on Stage: America's 15 Favorite Local Entertainment Experiences

Around the country, these local arts and entertainment businesses never fail to inspire and amuse.

Business Ideas

3 Creative Ways Small Businesses Can Give Back To Society Without Donating Money

Donating money to charity is not the only way to give back to society —many other creative ways allow even the smallest brands to significantly impact society.

Business Ideas

How Does That Independent Coffee Shop Survive?

It won't. Here's why.

Science & Technology

It's National Small Business Week. Is Your Phone Ringing Off the Hook?

Every day, American small businesses receive an astounding 400 million calls from customers.