|Talking events and festivals
at Red Carpet Country meeting.
At the Red Carpet Country annual meeting, one of the big hits was the panel on events and festivals. They shared stories of local events that started with a few dozen or a few hundred attendees, and have grown to thousands. The total economic impact of those events would be hard to calculate, but it would be enormous. The panel was made up of volunteers who work on these events in their communities. Who were those volunteers? Local business owners, and successful local entrepreneurs.
It was a good reminder of one of my key beliefs:
Prosperous entrepreneurs build prosperous communities.
That is why Small Biz Survival exists. It’s my way of creating more prosperous local entrepreneurs. I can’t solve all the problems small towns face. The people best equipped to help any small town are the entrepreneurs who live and work there.
It goes back to a familiar theme that I noticed at the Midwest Rural Assembly: The best solutions come from within.
And that means the best solutions come from local people, local business owners. The more I can do to make them prosper, the more they make their communities prosper. That’s why I’m here.
- Where your future entrepreneurs and business leaders come from - July 25, 2017
- Clean Your Own Sidewalk - July 17, 2017
- Why your downtown looks empty - July 10, 2017
- Farm Fresh Auctions – a new angle on the local niche - July 3, 2017
- The big flaw in rural business counts - June 26, 2017
- The rural contradiction: “There aren’t any good jobs!” vs. “We can’t find good people!” - June 19, 2017
- Can rural communities retain young people? Are rural Millennials different from urban Millennials? - June 12, 2017
- How do I attract good employees for low-level jobs? - June 5, 2017
- Retail’s big split: why big boxes are in trouble and what small town retailers can do - May 22, 2017
- Surprising results in the Survey of Rural Challenges 2017 - May 15, 2017