Lesley Tweedie

Lesley Tweedie

Little Independent


I'm the Co-Owner of Roscoe Village Bikes and a board member at Local First Chicago. I'm interested in technologies that enable small businesses to grow and thrive. I operated Little Independent for three years which was a Chicago-based aggregate marketplace for independent retailers. I decided to close the business in 2014. I'm a native of Evanston and a graduate of the University of Oregon. Prior to opening the bike shop in 2007, I was the Manager of Children's Programs at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. I like biking, yoga and spending time with family, friends and my rescue dog, Buddy. I'm currently studying accounting and finance at the University of Chicago Graham School.


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I own a brick and mortar business in Chicago and I am also the founder of Little Independent, which is a web-based company that sells t-shirts and mugs with small business logos.   
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Introducing the brand new Little Independent! We've got a totally new website and a new concept and we're jumping up and down.  The only problem is we would like to add more designs and that means asking people for something and as you may know, asking people for stuff is the worst.  As a...
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We're in the process of rebuilding Little Independent and one of the things we’d like to offer in the new version is a database of designs that shoppers can order on t-shirts, hoodies, mugs etc.  We don’t intend to hold inventory – rather we’ll use a third party...
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Happy National Small Business Week! We are thrilled to be a part of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Big Dreams Start Small Campaign. To support this important work, we’re donating $5 for every new store on Little Independent.  Add a store today for free.
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Little Independent’s two-year anniversary is coming up on June 1.  Anniversaries are a perfect time for reflection- where we’ve been and where we’re going.  The goal of the site is to be an advocate for independent retailers while helping savvy shoppers to find great independent stores...
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