Local independent businesses

Invest in your business’s growth as well as its social, economic, and environmental impact.

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Join us. We build a better future when we build it together.

We are a passionate community built around using our businesses as a force for good. Where people and planet matter just as much as profit. Join the movement today.

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“When I first joined as a new business I found a network of business-owners who thought similarly and wanted to do work with the community and with the world beyond just profit. SBN was the answer I had been looking for.”

Peicha ChangVault + Vine

Rally around a shared vision to do well and do good.

Creating a fair and strong local economy takes more than just one business. It takes many. It takes a community. Discover yours with SBN. Let’s build our collective power to grow and thrive together.

Join a community of local independent businesses at various stages in their growth and impact journey.

Discover safe places to share and learn innovative ways to grow your business.

Advocate for an economy that centers localism, serves community needs, shares wealth, and protects our environment.

Benefits for members (and up to 5 employees) include:


Deepen your connections at in-person and online events like Entrepreneurs’ Roundtables, Best Practice Forums, SBN’s Annual Meeting, Member Showcases, and more. Members enjoy free or discounted rates to events.


Amplify your voice and take part in local and state advocacy advancing a thriving, equitable, and climate resilient local economy.


Learn best practices and stay “in the know” with responsive, applicable, and relevant news and information pertinent to your business’s growth and impact.


Get access to members-only resources like SBN’s own impact-driven 401(k) plan, employee handbook templates, and more!

Yes, you’re eligible if you…

  • Are headquartered in the Greater Philadelphia area (PA, NJ, DE).
  • Own or operate an independent business.
  • Want to learn, grow, and practice with a community of engaged, creative, and welcoming business leaders who care about people, planet, and profit.

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Are you a mission-aligned business that doesn’t quite meet the membership criteria?