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Beyond Main in Downtown Summit for #SmallBusinessSaturday

Beyond Main in Downtown Summit for #SmallBusinessSaturday

#HipNJ spent #SmallBusinessSaturday in Downtown Summit with Beyond Main. #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino spoke with mastermind and founder, Kate Giovambattista, of Beyond Main.

Kate is a busy mom who loves to shop at unique local businesses. She noticed as online shopping became more accessible, shopping locally online did not follow suit. Her background as a specialty wholesale manager allowed her to develop a tool that would allow small businesses to easily get online while also making it easy for customers to easily search, discover, and shop with these local businesses conveniently online. This marketplace is Beyond Main and its changing the way we shop local. More importantly, its allowing our purchase to make a greater impact in our community.

This local marketplace aims to bring the small businesses that are in the community online together. This easy shopping platform provides convenience to get local expert advice, as well as supporting local businesses. For those who have a small business, you can join for free as a retailer. Then, you can build your shop and they have people to assist you if needed. You can then take it live and it is just a subscription model. The best thing about it is there’s no fixed cost, so there are no transaction fees or commissions off purchases. Beyond Main is strictly just here to help small businesses market and help commerce with local customers.

Kate loves being involved in the Summit community, as the relationships you make become your support system. It is all interconnected and she just wanted to be able to give small business the opportunity to do what they do best in their community!

To learn more and shop small initiatives, you can visit their website.

For all things Garden State, keep checking out HipNewJersey.com.

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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