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Places Blog2018-04-25T14:13:40-05:00

Places blog: Encourage shopping small

While “shop local” campaigns can become controversial, seeming to discourage tourists and/or exclude franchises and other locally operated businesses, shopping small is a strategy that is hard to oppose. Consider the following unique strategies to encourage and recognize customers that make the effort to shop small. Read More

September 24, 2019|Marketing & Promotion, Places, Small Business|Comments Off on Places blog: Encourage shopping small

Places blog: Mentors and business partners

Another strategy for ensuring the success of new businesses to your downtown district is to connect them with established mentors. Connecting businesses with mentors that can help them understand the local market, capitalize on or prepare for seasonal changes or major events, and most effectively market to key customer groups can substantially increase their chance of success. Read More

September 18, 2019|Marketing & Promotion, Places, Small Business|Comments Off on Places blog: Mentors and business partners

Places blog: Small business support and funding

One constant limitation for many small businesses is a shortage of capital for startup, inventory and expansion. Fortunately, there are many tools available today to allow local investors to fund businesses that they support. Read More

September 10, 2019|Marketing & Promotion, Places, Small Business|Comments Off on Places blog: Small business support and funding
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