About Us

What started as an online marketplace dedicated to small businesses has quickly evolved into something much larger and more meaningful. Despite the success of our marketplace for many local businesses, we realized it was just one piece of the puzzle in helping them do better. As we’ve worked closely with business owners and other local stakeholders, we learned that many unmet needs still existed.

That’s why we decided to go back to the drawing board and re-envision the role LocalsTime can play. After much work, we’d like to introduce you to the newest vision of LocalsTime and how we’re now helping small businesses improve.

LocalsTime is an all-in-one tool designed to unlock your potential as a small business. With the world rapidly evolving due to technological change, it’s important not to be left behind.

We realize that not everyone fully understands the tools at their disposal to maximize their business. Our goal is to bridge that gap. That’s why we’ve spent so much time acquiring the right talent, partnering with experts locally, and understanding the problems small businesses face every day.

Whether you need assistance with your online presence, marketing, sourcing, hiring, or even financing, LocalsTime provides the most hassle-free solutions at the lowest costs, thanks to our team of dedicated individuals obsessed with making small businesses better.

When working with LocalsTime, you’re not seen as a customer but as a partner. Our success is dependent on yours. When partnering with us, we’ll view your business as our own and will work relentlessly to improve it, building a brighter future for the long-term sustainability of your business. So, let’s prosper and build together.

It’s Time for Local businesses.


Our Team

Herwens Horgan and Chad Fanta met at the University of Cincinnati studying business. They knew they wanted to make something great for the world, but they weren’t sure what that was. In November of 2021 Herwens and Chad created the idea for LocalsTime: A small business marketplace designed to simplify the way customers shop small. LocalsTime was created to not only grow local small businesses, but to give the consumer an easier route to locate and shop them. Chad and Herwens wanted to simplify the process for the customers and the small business. LocalsTime is proud to support the local people who not only drive the economy but make a difference.

Chad Fanta



Herwens Horgan



It all starts with the Honeyguide...

When creating LocalsTime, we wanted to make something truly unique. We wanted our name to be just as special as our business. The inspiration comes from a humble little bird known as the Honeyguide. Through a special call unique to the Honeyguide, they have been known to guide their local people to the location of honeybees’ nests. This allows for the ability to collect the honey. We used this as a perfect parallel to our mission.