Reviews are a critical component of how consumers make buying decisions today, using their phones. Consumers are looking for the NEAREST and BEST businesses on their mobile devices when they are ready to buy or eat. “Near me” searches are up 500% over two years....

Every week we read about chain restaurants and retailers closing locations, declaring bankruptcy, and struggling to survive. But many multi-location brands have lasted and prospered for 10, 20, 30, and even 50 years or more. What makes these companies unique? Smart brands...

We’ve compiled this shortlist of fast-read guides, infographics, and e-books -- all designed to help you sell more at the local level. Quick and easy to read, they belong on YOUR device (or backpack or beach bag)  this summer....