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The Type of Change No One Wants to Talk About

  The Type of Change   No One Wants to   Talk About          Substance Over Style I received an e-mail from a local acquaintance that talked...

New Spins on Traditional Promotions

  New Spins on     Traditional     Promotions            Draw new people to your business destination Looking to the past for ideas that can be...

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality           How something you have probably never heard of could adversely impact your small business or organization Technology is the great equalizer for many businesses.  Because...

Sales Are Alive with the Sound of Music

    Sales are alive with     the sound of MUSIC               Stimulating senses can lead to sales At Emporia Main Street we often talk...

Improving your Cash Flow

    Improving your   Cash Flow                  Take some steps now to grow your bank balance later About 99.99% of all businesses...

Play To Our Small Town Strengths

Play to Our Small   Town Strengths               A lot of big events are coming up, here are some little things you can do to help......

Can Customers Picture Your Products?

    Can Customers     Picture Your     Products?              As social media continues to change, maybe Instagram is right for you! They say...
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Why is Earth Day Important for Main Street Supporters?

 A few surprising facts about environmentalism and preservation Earth Day is today, and I thought it was important to share some very interesting information compiled by the National Main Street...
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What is Emporia’s Market Trade Area?

What is our actual Market Trade Area?          Where our shoppers are (mostly) from matters In business, we talk a lot about "the market".  Identification of customers,...

Are Your Specials Actually Specials?

 A little extra thought can improve the effectiveness of your promotional sales   Retailers, bars, restaurants and service businesses often struggle with "specials".  Financial incentives through discounting can draw consumers...

Business Succession Planning = Business Success!

All good things must come to an end.  Whether biology catches up to us, our priorities change or something else happens, all businesses need an "end game".  Business Succession can...

The Evolution of a Revolution: A Conversation with Jeremy Rusco, Disc Golfer Magazine

2013 PDGA Amateur World Champrionships preview and Interview with Jeremy Rusco

The 33 best books for business owners

Resource Library Books and resources the Main Street staff recommend to improve your business. Available at your local independent bookstore. TITLE AUTHOR SYNOPSIS Taking Care of Business: One Hundred &...

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