Category Archives: small business

Space Odyssey

This article from Bangor Daily News contains a lot of the issues of small town and downtown parking issues.  To me, it is a no brainer that business owners and their employees should not take parking spaces that could be filled by … Continue reading

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Cheatham County, Tennessee is hosting a County Prosperity Summit

On February 17, Cheatham County will host a County Prosperity Summit in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and WealthWorks, with support from the Ford Foundation.  Cheatham County was selected through a competitive application process to host the … Continue reading

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‘Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday

Shop Small at small businesses during Small Business Saturday this Saturday to help out local, as in Hickman County, businesses.  (Facebook page)  On Black Friday (and the following Saturday, Sunday, Cyber Monday, etc.), shop local to help you, the customer, find … Continue reading

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SCORE’s blog for women business owners

Check out SCORE’s Women’s Blog.

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Out of many, one big job creation potential

With improving GDP numbers, technically we can say that our economy is on the rebound. However, way too many of Hickman County‘s labor force are still searching diligently for a job to utilize their skills. In a recent article in … Continue reading

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Does eCommerce eLicit eConomic eNthusiasm?

Check out this informative post on the Small Biz Survival blog: “Is ecommerce right for your small town store“ eCommerce might not be right for everyone – it takes having your business operations efficent as well as a little tech … Continue reading

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Tourism/Small Business Development & Marketing Workshop Offered

Getting more tourists to visit our area requires thought and planning, and the best marketing ideas are only good if they are effectively implemented. In response to participation by leaders from Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne counties the Buffalo/Duck River … Continue reading

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2009 Tennessee Business Matchmaking Webinar Series

The 2009 Tennessee Business Matchmaking Webinar Series provide Tennessee’s small, minority-, and women-owned businesses a cost-effective way to learn about existing procurement opportunities with public and private entities. Since April 2006, BERO has hosted six Tennessee Business Matchmaking events in … Continue reading

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Tweet, wiki, blog post, connection, podcast, friend: time for new words in a marketing plan

Marketing can be maddening. The traditional media still works, but as social media becomes more main stream and fewer people are non-adopters, business must integrate social media in their marketing plan. Another thing is if one is smart about it, … Continue reading

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Marketing 101 for Rural Small Business

I just read a blog post that gives a quick review of marketing — with a rural small business flavor. If you’ve ever had a marketing class, you’ve probably heard of the 4 Ps (or for more recent grads, 5 … Continue reading

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Small Business Assistance

President Obama announced today plans to help loosen credit for small business. (“Obama Acts to Aid Small Business“, New York Times.)

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Workshop for Businesses that Benefit from Tourism

The stage is set for tourism in Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne counties beginning February 13 with the first of three regional workshops to develop small business and economic development opportunities in the four county area. Even if you think … Continue reading

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Increasing Sales & Profits as a Destination Business

Today, approximately 80 people from the Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Wayne County area attended a workshop, Increasing Sales & Profits as a Destination Business, facilitated by nationally-known business consultant Jon Schallert of the The Schallert Group, Inc. headquartered in Longmont, … Continue reading

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Four County Business Seminar November 6, 2008

Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Wayne County Business SeminarComing to Linden November 6, 2008 Business owners in Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Wayne Counties have the opportunity to hear nationally-known business consultant Jon Schallert when he comes to Linden on Thursday, November … Continue reading

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