Published on January 14th, 2016 | by Linzi Breckenridge0
Nominate Your Favorite Small Town to Receive a Main Street Revival Worth $500,000
What’s your favorite small town? Surely you have one – a nostalgic place where the local coffee shop, antique store, and farmer’s market feel like a setting in a Nicholas Sparks novel.
In response to the shrinking economic growth and decline in quality of life in small towns, a renewed energy has been building around helping ‘Main Street’ flourish. Simultaneously, our country is enjoying a resurgence in the number of small businesses operating today. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 27 million small businesses that account for 54% of all U.S. sales, and 55% of all jobs.
Last year, to celebrate it’s 100th anniversary, Deluxe Corporation created the Small Business Revolution. This movement showcased 100 small business across the country, many of which are owned and operated in smaller communities.
For 2016, Deluxe just introduced the “Small Business Revolution on Main Street,” which will award a $500,000 makeover to one small town and showcase the revitalization through an eight-part web series featuring marketing experts from Deluxe and dynamic entrepreneur Robert Herjavec, star of Shark Tank.
We want your help! Now through January 28th, nominate a small town needing an investment in its main street, and then help us decide who wins. Three finalists will be announced and put to vote during National Small Business Week, May 1-7.
Help make a big impact on small business and a small town!
VerticalResponse was acquired by Deluxe Corporation in 2013. Email marketing is now an offering in a suite of small business marketing services and products provided by Deluxe.
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