Main Street Resurgence


With the rise of rent at the malls, the exit of large chain stores and competition from online shopping, we continue to see stores move out of malls to lower cost locations. What does this mean to the retail business market? Many rural areas and small towns are experiencing an increase in “mom and pop” businesses. As main streets fill with a variety of places […]

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Holiday Tips for Small Businesses – To Black Friday and Beyond


The holiday season is one of the most important times of year for business, if not the most important overall. As the world prepares for the season of giving, it’s time for you, as a small business owner, to also prepare for the surge in sales you create if you learn how to properly prepare for it. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday […]

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Celebrating Small Business


As a marketing company, it’s rewarding to watch our customers’ businesses grow. Every day we work with small and medium-size businesses; primarily several employees to 100. These are our community’s entrepreneurs, providing products and services that grow our local economy. Ten, twenty, fifty, or a hundred of these small and medium-size businesses can have much more economic impact than one company that employs 1000 people. Here […]

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Shop Local – Let’s ALL Live it!


There are two sides to the “shop local” discussion: the business side and the customer side. In a thriving community, the two align. We all want our communities to grow. Customers are driven to the big-box stores and to online options for convenience, price, and because they cannot find what they need locally. They are driven to local businesses for service, problem-solving, and convenience in […]

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