Start Your Christmas Season Right: Small Business Saturday

Start Your Christmas Season Right: Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, November 28, 2015, start your holiday season off right by scheduling installation of Christmas decorations by A Yard & A Half Landscaping Cooperative. We can prepare your home or business for holiday festivities with indoor and outdoor arrangements of evergreens, berries, and branches; roping, wreathes, and kissing balls; holiday landscape lighting; poinsettias; and even Christmas tree delivery. As a thank you for supporting small and locally-owned businesses, if you contact us on Small…

The Cooperative Difference: By the Numbers

  In the process of funding our worker-cooperative, we found ourselves making the case again and again for the economic and social value of coops. This little infographic shares a little of what we learned about the cooperative difference: Data from: http://teamworks.coop/pdf/taking_root_june2012.pdf    http://www.cooperativefund.org/sites/default/files/CFNE%20and%20the%20Cooperative%20Response%20to%20Economic%20Crisis.pdf http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-cooperatives-are-driving-the-new-economy/just-the-facts-what-s-so-good-about-co-ops http://www.esopinfo.org/infographics/economic-power-of-employee-ownership.php  http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/are-baby-boomers-ready-to-exit-their-businesses http://community-wealth.org/strategies/panel/coops/index.html

Where to Shop Local in and around Boston

When you shop locally, 50% more of your money remains in the local economy, creating jobs and increasing wages for your neighbors. Skip the big box stores and national chains on Cyber Monday, and instead go local today for Small Business Saturday. Here are links to Boston-area cities with LocalFirst initiatives:  Arlington Brookline Cambridge / Somerville  Jamaica Plain Needham Newton (free parking in Newton Center today)   Ironically, a large credit card processor has partnered with the Small…

Small Business Saturday – November 24, 2012

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday. Far from the consumerism-fest of “Black Friday” or “Cyber-Monday”, Small Business Saturday is a chance to wander your neighborhood Main Street for the finds that come from a local owner who knows her customers and cares about providing the very best. As a small, locally-owned business, we encourage you to buy independent, and to take the time to learn about local service providers for your upcoming projects….