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Stress Management for Businesses

  Stress Management   for Businesses       Because stress happens...   Stress is a topic on most people's mind, but it is still considered a taboo subject for many. ...

Bringing it all Together: The 4 Point Approach

  Bringing it all   Together           Different points provide better results Every business or organization has to ask themselves a series of tough questions to achieve success. ...

New Development in Crowd Sourcing

  New Development   in Crowd Sourcing      Growing Communities are Investing in Their Businesses     Businesses typically need a few things to achieve success.  They need a...

Experience Based Interaction Leads to Profits

  Experience Based Interaction   Leads to Profits       No matter your business type, when you can connect with your customers in a unique way, you win.    ...

How Well Do you Actually Know Emporia?

  How Well do you   Actually Know Emporia?       A little E-Town Trivia for your Tuesday... Town Crier Bookstore celebrated National Historic Preservation Month in May by putting together a...

Working to Make Things Better

  Working to Make   Things Better     A Design Team Project and a Business Enhancement Program work to improve Emporia! Successful and positive changes are generally achieved in...

Social Media Time Savers

  Social Media Time Savers        Because no one has time to check everything... There are a ton of social media sites on-line.  I think everyone is aware of...

What is your 4th Quarter Plan?

  What is your 4th   Quarter Plan?         Yes, it's summer, but remember past years when you were overwhelmed? Once we hit mid-August, it seems like...

Do You Want a More Successful Business?

        Hit them where they aren't!      The basis of entrepreneurism is fairly simple: find a market demand and provide the market a supply.  However, we know that...

Growing a Business through Celebrity

  Growing a Business   through Celebrity      Is it right for your concept?    We live in a society obsessed with celebrity.  Reality TV shows are numerous, and...

How to Boost Sales 10%+

  One simple thing that can   boost your sales by 10%   or more...           Train yourself and your staff to stand out in the...

You Need Positive Exposure for your Business, but Where do you Start?

  During a recent Kansas Main Street, Inc. Quarterly Training, the subject of business exposure was talked about extensively.  Why?  With mass media the amount of exposure a business needs...

Why Shop Local

The Real Reasons Your Spending Matters We usually hear what we "should do" from a variety of different people every day.  One of the "should do" categories we hear about...

The Final Countdown

  The Final Countdown         As Christmas approaches, store owners (and employees) get tired (and cranky)...  Here are a few tips to make that final push to Christmas!...

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...

What is Your Building Hiding?

  What is your building   hiding?                     Out of sight should be on your mind in your building this (and every) year....
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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...

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