New App Helps Customers Find You

Independent We Stand mobile app helps find local businesses in a sea of chain stores.

Contractors and "civilians" alike now have a new application at their phone-tips that eases their search for local products and service providers. The national small business movement Independent We Stand introduces the best mobile application of its kind to help consumers easily pinpoint millions of locally-owned businesses at home and across the country in just one step.

This mobile app uses best-of-breed technology to deliver the only independent business search engine of its kind for millions of small businesses. Finding a business is as simple as entering your zip code, location or a search term. The app is available for both iPhone and Android phones.

"Big box stores have big budgets for marketing and app development," said Nick Jiannas, vice president of sales and marketing for STIHL Inc., founding sponsor of Independent We Stand. "But there is growing demand on the part of consumers to buy from local retailers, like our STIHL dealers, and thanks to Independent We Stand small businesses now have a search application of their own to drive traffic right to their doors."

“This is a tool for travelers and locals alike, giving people the opportunity to find the local’s favorites or discovering a business they didn’t know existed,” said Bill Brunelle, executive director of Independent We Stand. “Using the app is as simple as writing “pizza” or “paints” and having all of those types of independent businesses in your location come up.”

The Indie app features business pages including photos, website links and Yelp! reviews.

To see how the app works, check out the ““Find Love In All The Local Places”” trailer here:

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