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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Lesley Tweedie
Little Independent is quite new and we are always happy for opportunities to spread the word.  We were so excited to be mentioned in Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine in an article entitled The Digital Storefront.   
VIEWS: 358
Lesley Tweedie
Little Independent launched 12 weeks ago on June 1st.  Our initial focus has been on generating awareness of our services and increasing the number of stores and sale items that can be found on the site.  I am so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish.  Right now there are 40 independent,...
VIEWS: 464
Lesley Tweedie
I'm so excited that Little Independent is featured in this week's Chicago Magazine Sales Check newsletter.  As a recently launched startup, we're happy for any opportunity to increase awareness and improve SEO.  Thanks so much Chicago Magazine!   
VIEWS: 319
Lesley Tweedie
This morning I received an e-mail notifying me that someone in Nashville had purchased a Po Campo Handlebar bag that I had listed on Little Independent.  I was thrilled to make the sale particularly because I've had the bag in my store's inventory for a bit longer than I would have liked.  It was...
VIEWS: 376
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I did add a similar post in the Open Positions... area a week or so ago, but with 248 replies, the absolute perfect person who is waiting to read about our Sales and Customer service position may have missed seeing it.  Here it is again:
VIEWS: 234

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