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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Free Online Seminars & More from MCC Small Business Center

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Here's some resources for anyone, especially current small business owners courtesy of MCC Small Business Center. For questions on any of the following, or to make an appointment for counseling contact:
Savannah Heath


Restoring Rural Business Series (Downtown After 5):


APR 6: Get More Customers Together 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Deb Brown

There are two problems in small towns, and we think they are related: Our people shop

online or in the city when they could buy the same or better things from local stores. And then when we try to get local businesses to work together to keep people shopping local, we can’t get them to cooperate!  Deb will share stories and ideas that have been successful in other communities and show you how to be more Idea Friendly while using them. 


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JUN 1: Tiny, Temporary, Together, Traveling and Tech: New Rural Business

Speaker: Becky McCray

The old way of going into business doesn't fit today's economic realities. Entrepreneurs need new, more accessible business formats and new ways of doing business, including pop-ups, shared buildings, businesses inside of other businesses and more. Find out how entrepreneurs are already using these smaller scale market tests to learn what works before making a huge investment. Learn how you can adapt them for any size of community and pull down the barriers to entry.


Aug 3: The New Shop Local 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Becky McCray

The old "shop local" messages feel out of touch, almost preachy when everything else has changed. To succeed today, you need to refine your messages to overcome the unique customer mindset challenges. Learn the right ways to promote shopping when we know many people are in bad financial shape. Overcome customer reliance on online shopping that built up during quarantine.   Learn ways to tap people’s willingness to help the community.  

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