Certified Locally Owned™ is a business designation offered by ShopLocal.us exclusively for independently-owned, local small businesses and professionals. We serve retail, online, service-based and business professionals. (Sorry, no national chains, big-box stores or multi-state franchises.)
As a local small business owner, you may not have the marketing dollars to compete with the "big guys" in your local area or on the web. So when you become a Certified Locally Owned™ member, you benefit from our 15 years of local and online marketing, and public relations expertise at a fraction of what it would cost you to launch a campaign on your own.
More exposure + more customers = more business. It's a simple equation.
Becoming Certified Locally Owned™ can bring you the attention of new local customers and bring back customers that perhaps you haven't seen in a while. Certifed Locally Owned membership can also attract the local media looking for a local success story.
"...being a member of Shop Local has helped to solidify us into the community, and continues to keep us interactive and connected to other business owners; it helps us keep our name out there." -- Khryste Langlais, Owner BabyCakes Baking Company
When you become a member, you receive exclusive services and business building tools like:
"We believe in supporting local businesses. Getting our business certified through ShopLocal.us helps us stand out in our community and reinforces the importance of buying local." -- Tammy & Mark Lipps, The Ripe Choice Catering
We believe that a thriving local economy is essential to building healthy, wealthy and vibrant communities. And for that reason, we provide all of our members with hands-on, business building, customer attracting, public relations enhancing services that help them create a PROFITABLE local business.
"It's important for people to know that we have roots in the community, that we're locals and know our customers by name. We support Certified Locally Owned."-- Jonathan Smith, Golf Dimensions North Myrtle Beach, SC
Eligible businesses that qualify for certification will receive the following benefits.
"Our ribbon cutting was a special event to celebrate our certification with friends and clients." -- Kate Lester, Owner Kate Lester Interiors
Certified Locally Owned™ is a business designation offered by ShopLocal.us exclusively for independently-owned, local small businesses and professionals. Applies to retail, online, service-based and business professionals. (Sorry, no national chains, big-box stores or multi-state franchises.)