#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.
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