Celebrating Gratitude

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Thank you! As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who’s been supportive of ShopLocal.us and the South Bay Business Mavericks in ways small and large over the past three years. … Continue reading

Before you shop, think about this…

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It’s scary how one click at Amazon can get you almost anything you need and even delivered to you within the hour. It’s also scary how huge Amazon has become, now dominating delivery of just about every consumable.  This level of hyper-convenience … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday is November 28

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For many small businesses, this weekend is the most important time of the year. The shopping season is a perfect time to support small businesses by shopping local. ShopLocal.us supports the Shop Small movement — although we believe shopping local should be … Continue reading

Thanks for your support Beach City Printers!

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2015 Sponsor Spotlight Sponsors are leaders in our communities and by supporting the 2015 South Bay Business Mavericks Gala & Grant Awards, they demonstrate their commitment to the community and small businesses. Support our sponsors! Beach City Printers is the … Continue reading

Thanks for your support Localista Magazine!

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2015 Sponsor Spotlight Sponsors are leaders in our communities and by supporting the 2015 South Bay Business Mavericks Gala & Grant Awards, they demonstrate their commitment to the community and small businesses. Support our sponsors! Localista Magazine is a network … Continue reading

Thanks for your support Angela Rubien Graphic Design!

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2015 Sponsor Spotlight Sponsors are leaders in our communities and by supporting the 2015 South Bay Business Mavericks Gala & Grant Awards, they demonstrate their commitment to the community and small businesses. Support our sponsors! Angela Rubien is an independent … Continue reading

Get your capes ready! (Be a super marketeer)

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Are you serious about taking your marketing to the next level? Then, you’ll definitely want to join us for this exclusive Shop Local Connect Event. It’s all about… CONTENT MARKETING Many business owners aren’t sure exactly what content marketing is, … Continue reading

Small business marketing reminders (we love these!)

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We love these reminders about what small business marketing is and is not all about. Many start-ups need to gain awareness in the marketplace, but often think that everyone is their customer.  This is not the case. It’s important to … Continue reading

Workshop: What the heck is content marketing?

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WHAT THE HECK IS CONTENT MARKETING? “Content Marketing means creating and sharing valuable free content to attract and convert prospects into customers, and customers into repeat buyers.” — copyblogger[dot]com Content marketing also helps to position YOU AS AN AUTHORITY in … Continue reading

Site is up: 2015 South Bay Business Mavericks

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The website elves have been working their magic on the 2015 South Bay Business Mavericks site. CHECK IT OUT! Sponsorship opportunities and early bird pricing on tickets now available! Visit: SouthBayBusinessMavericks.com