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New Online Platform Offers Opportunity for Small Businesses to Participate in E-Commerce

​Online shopping has changed the way consumers shop. In fact, according to a recent report from SalesCycle, e-commerce grew by 16 percent in 2017. Even the biggest buy local enthusiasts can’t deny the convenience online shopping offers. Creation, manageme…
Online shopping has changed the way consumers shop. In fact, according to a recent report from SalesCycle, e-commerce grew by 16 percent in 2017. Even the biggest buy local enthus……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2018/12/new-online-platform-offers-opportunity-small-businesses-participate-e-commerce

Market Season Wraps Up with Strong Partnerships & Community Impact + Save the Date for 2020 Markets

The final Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust of the year took place on September 21, and capped another impactful season for local Iowa vendors and for area nonprofits.
The final Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust of the year took place on September 21, and capped another impactful season for local I……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/market-season-wraps-strong-partnerships-community-impact

Make 2020 the Year Your Retail Business Goes Online

The internet has transformed the way we all shop: from our couches, with price transparency, and with easy delivery and returns. According to one survey, 70% of adults make purchases online, and almost all of them have bought from Amazon.com. With retail …
The internet has transformed the way we all shop: from our couches, with price transparency, and with easy delivery and returns. According to one survey, 70% of adults m……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/make-2020-year-your-retail-business-goes-online

Small Businesses Can Create Free Online Storefront to Sell Gift Cards

Now through June 1, small businesses can create a FREE virtual storefront on local e-commerce platform Cedar Rapids Area Shop Where I Live where they can sell gift cards and/or include list business information like menus, store hours, or even with a link…
The spread of COVID-19 is impacting businesses of all kinds. For small businesses, it’s meant closing their doors and/or limiting customer interactions to slow the spread of the i……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/cedar-rapids-area-shop-where-i-live-provides-free-resources-small-businesses

E-Commerce Offer for Small Businesses Extended Through June 30

Small businesses can create a FREE virtual storefront on local e-commerce platform Cedar Rapids Area Shop Where I Live, and the offer to do so is now extended through June 30! The offer allows small businesses to sell gift cards and/or list information li…
The spread of COVID-19 is impacting businesses of all kinds. For small businesses, it’s meant closing their doors and/or limiting customer interactions to slow the spread of the i……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/04/e-commerce-offer-small-businesses-extended-through-june-30

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