Bad bosses in small towns

Are You a Bad Boss?? Would you know if you were? Would anyone tell you? Or are you the kind of boss people want ​to work for?         Bad Bosses  are bigger problem in small towns than one would think. I was a Horrible Boss. I didn't know I was. At least not until a 16 yr old told with... Continue Reading →

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Circle the wagons and other creative ideas

Let’s say people want to visit your town. Or maybe it’s a special holiday and folks have family who want to come. Your town has a gift shop and café and other interesting things to do, but zero lodging. What do most folks do? If they aren’t already staying at friends or relatives, they will... Continue Reading →

It takes all kinds

There’s an old joke about “Our town’s so small we don’t have a town drunk – everyone has to take turns.” If you get past the “town drunk” part, there’s a ring of truth to the statement – it takes everyone to get the job done.   Not too long ago we were at one... Continue Reading →

5 ways to boost post holiday sales

It's the middle January and we are hearing a lot of grumbling about how sales have dropped off. In many cases to nearly nothing. This isn't an unusual phenomenon- It happens every year. Here are 5 ways to boost revenue post holiday well into the new year. ​     Celebrate! Don't wait for a traditional holiday... Continue Reading →

What if YOU were ‘the one’?

  One is a tiny number, right? Like when we hear fire claimed “only one” structure in our county last year, or that “just one” person had to be extricated from a car wreck. In those terms, things don’t sound all that bad. But what if it was YOUR structure that burned to the ground,... Continue Reading →

How many of the 8’s do you have?

It’s officially tourist season -- time to put on our “ready for company” faces and get ready for visitors!   Every  community has at least eight things that, with a little bit of creativity, can tempt travelers to stop and spend some time – and some money – in your town. You may not have... Continue Reading →

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