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More resources for small businesses
Retail on Main Street SmartBrief
A subscription-only weekly digital news publication bringing retail entrepreneurs important insights and news stories to help them run their businesses, including connecting with customers, managing money, monitoring industry trends and spurring growth.
Small Business Retail Council
The SBRC represents and is responsive to the needs and interests of local shops and provides NRF’s small business members a forum to discuss the most pressing public policy priorities.
Latest small business stories
New Consumer Product Showcase to Debut at Retail’s Big Show
The National Retail Federation announced it will introduce a new Consumer Product Showcase at NRF 2023.
Discovering the next big thing in retail
NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show Consumer Product Showcase will feature diverse and inclusive small businesses.
6 small businesses on the importance of shopping local this holiday season
Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to build relationships that last all year long.