In an election year, “small business” and “entrepreneurship” become popular buzzwords. Nearly every candidate will have a plan to support America’s businesses, but the small business community now has a plan of its own.
Start your new year off with something sweet or savory, cold or warm—doesn’t matter, as long as it’s local. This month, Main Streets across the country will host their first events of the new year, and they’re putting local flavors and pastimes front and center. From craft brews to homemade comfort food, these downtown events shouldn’t be missed.
Locally owned, independent businesses tend to have a stronger foothold in the physical world, but going online presents the opportunity of reaching new customers and expanding into new markets.
There’s something special about Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. A rural community with only 3,000 residents, Wellsboro is small—but beloved.
In the last seven years, businesses in Malad City, Idaho, have recycled more than 1 million pounds of cardboard thanks to a community recycling program created by Hess Lumber.
In 2020, Port Townsend, Washington, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its Main Street program. Year after year, the Port Townsend Main
Everyone wants a good deal, but many consumers are looking in the wrong place. Big-box stores and online retailers attract customers with flash sales and low prices, and small businesses often get overlooked. Even in the Amazon economy, though, small businesses offer a better value.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—to be downtown. This holiday season, celebrate with family and friends on Main Street during a festive, local event. Whether you have a white Christmas or a warm one, the holiday parades, seasonal potlucks and downtown decorations will complete any celebration. Downtown Tree and Menorah Lighting December 6, 2019 Biddeford, Maine Make the holiday season bright by spending an evening in downtown Biddeford….read more →
Since 1996, Main Street Beatrice in southeastern Nebraska has evolved from a volunteer community group into an accredited nonprofit organization. As the organization has grown, it has made strides for the community, with a focus on revitalizing downtown by attracting new businesses and new investment. This year, Main Street Beatrice has plenty of success to celebrate.
Every year, the Friday after Thanksgiving seems to grow bigger and bigger. There are longer lines, more stampedes and an even earlier start time. But not all stores are going big. This year, celebrate Plaid Friday by going small.