Sell me your town, not just a house

We are not retirement age yet, but we are actively looking for our forever retirement home. We have specific wants- We want to be in a community we can be an active part of and volunteer in, one we can find a new church family in. We want a community we can work in (if we... Continue Reading →

Marketing to your “Golden Geese”

Harness the power of your Golden Geese. Statistically 40% of revenue comes from repeat customers. Most people know 10-20 people who's opinions they trust.  And according to studies we are 4x more likely to purchase a product or service that has been referred to us by someone we trust.  There is a term for it- ... Continue Reading →

5 benefits of sandwich-boards

You see them as you are driving down the road. In front of restaurants advertising  Today's Special, in front of shops inviting you to come in. Sandwich-boards are designed to grab your attention in a matter of seconds. There are 5 principle benefits to utilizing sandwich-boards. You can take them or place them anywhere. In... Continue Reading →

Intentional Acts of Community

According to Webster’s Dictionary (yes, I have one on my desk) Community is ‘people living in the same area - an interacting population of various individuals in a single location’ A community can be your town, your street, your church, school, your coffee klatch, your business, rodeo family.. Whatever. Community = people. But what does... Continue Reading →

Working together- FUN and Beneficial

We often talk about businesses working TOGETHER instead of against each other. Here's a perfect example of small town businesses working TOGETHER for mutual benefit.   Ault, Colorado's Main Street is only a few blocks long. Both sides are lined with businesses. However, this community does not have an Economic Developer or a Chamber of... Continue Reading →

A Main Street Summit- Small town style

Who says small towns don't have anything to offer? Certainly not us! For years, we have championed small towns across North Dakota and beyond.   We had nominated Regan- pop 44- as a Main Street Community over a year ago. (Regan is where part of our farm is)   And... Drum Roll.... The Governors office called and said they would LIKE... Continue Reading →

3 Marketing lessons from Sharknado

Ahhhh- Sharkndao.... That ultra riveting, undeniably fake monster shark series of movies... It's like an accident, once you see it, you can't look away. You have to continue watching just to see what craziness comes next. Yes. I dig cheezie sci-fi movies. The cheezier the better.  And yes- I watched ALL the Sharkndo's … multiple times. There... Continue Reading →

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