Our Programs For Businesses
At Living Local 413, we’re dedicated to helping local businesses thrive in their communities. Our programs are designed specifically to provide local businesses with the tools and resources they need to succeed. As a business member, you’ll have access to a range of benefits, including increased visibility, recognition as a local business, and long-term relationships with other local businesses and regional organizations. (Learn More)
Our programs make it easy for customers to find your business, making it more visible in your local community. By participating in our programs, you’ll be recognized as a local business, which can help build trust and loyalty with local consumers. You’ll also have access to a network of other local businesses, making it easier to collaborate, share resources, and grow your business.
We understand that owning a small business can be challenging, which is why we provide local help and resources to make it easier. By becoming a member, you’ll have access to valuable tools, support, and resources designed to help you navigate the complex world of business ownership.
Join our community of local businesses and start reaping the benefits of our programs. Sign up today and take advantage of everything Living Local 413 has to offer!
Business Community Database Program
Claim your business in the Western Mass Business Community Database
We have developed a database with over 42,000 businesses, 103 towns, and 4 counties. It is all about bringing the Western Mass business community together all in one place.
Claim your listing in our database and show that you are local and an essential part of the Western Mass business community.
Start by choosing the town/city you are located in and searching our existing database for your business. Once you have found your listing you can become a member and upgrade your listing to include your logo and more information about your business. If you do not find your business or you find your business but the information is incorrect, please contact us and we will help you make sure you are represented in your town correctly.
If you decide to become a member you will not only get a more detailed listing but you will gain access to our programs for businesses. Click here to learn more.
Help others in your business community know who you are!
Become a part of a movement of people who care about living locally here in the 413. As you tell us more about you and your business, we will help make it easy for others who are like-minded to find you.
Our database is organized by town/city and everyone has a prepopulated list of all the businesses in that town. You can search by business name or keywords like a bank, insurance, lawyer… or whatever you may be looking for.
Perhaps more importantly, we already have 6 badges. These badges emphasize things that are important to people in our community but are not included in other directories and databases.
Micro Businesses get highly discounted rates for local advertising!
Quarterly Media Blitzes – 4 times a year we have media blitzes that all of our media partners participate in and sync to promote the concept of spending your money locally. Newspapers provide Living Local branded pages and then we work with our TV and Radio media partners to promote the fact that it’s happening.
Business Talk Radio & Podcast Show – Interviews local business people and community leaders every week.
Coming Soon – Professional Press Release Template and submission system.
Pathway To Local
A Pathway To Local For Students
Student Pathway – Application > Interview > Internship > Local Job
Local Business Pathway – Application > Interview > Intern > Employee
The Pathway To Local program is focused on helping connect local junior and senior college students with local businesses and give them a clear pathway to staying local. We do this by working with local colleges/university leaders to develop modern solutions that we then work with teams of professors and students to develop those solutions together.
Local/Regional Business Resources
Get Help For Your Business
Find local resources you need to help you with your business on all 103 town/city pages!
Chamber Of Commerce Information – Your local Chamber is still the best way to network and create relationships with other people in your town/city and in the rest of the Western Mass business community.
VVM Regional Business Resources – VVM is an awesome organization that pulls together all of the Western Mass organizations that help local businesses. They will be listed on all 103 town/city pages and working with us to try and get to all of the local businesses that need help.
If you are an organization that helps businesses in Western Mass, please feel free to contact us and get more information.
Hot Spot Events
We make your events better
Living Local 413 prides itself in being as neutral and all-inclusive as possible and one way we do that is we do not have our own events. Instead, we prefer to work with other businesses and organizations and make their events better.
We bring our marketing, media campaigns, and people to your event and make it a better event!
(This program has been delayed by COVID but we are working hard to bring it back. So be sure and join our mailing list so we can keep you up to date.)
Help your business community and be a part of the solution!