Shared Community Marketplace leverages the power of local business for a competitive edge

Think Columbus First and SOLE Coalition is harnessing the power of our community to boost local business.  By leveraging the power of all our local businesses and organizations local independent businesses CAN compete with the big chains.

Now local businesses can offer the convenience of online scheduling and ordering to local customers without the overhead cost.  Customers can order from multiple local businesses with a single checkout process. That means businesses to attract the local customers they need to stay competitive.

All types of local businesses can benefit from restaurants and caterers to retail and service businesses.

B2B businesses can generate leads and set appointments. Local providers can list their  product or service to a database that is searchable by institutional and corporate procurement customers who want to increase their buying from local businesses.

Are you a local independently owned business? Learn more, download our package on Shared Mall, then visit Shared Community Marketplace to get started with your basic free listing.  After you sign up contact us at Think Columbus First to make sure you are placed under our community and get full promotional benefits of our coalition.

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Shared Community Marketplace Package 2013


Get started with your basic free listing





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