Heard of the 3/50 Project? It is a concept that is turning into a movement to support local brick and mortar businesses and it appears to be gaining momentum rapidly. You can find out more about it here. Two important points on the Web site is the history of the 3/50 project and the definition of what is an Independent. While you're visiting, make sure you check on the list of Supporters. A list that is growing fast and it might be a list you would like to join as a participant.