Small Business Revolution Blog

Dispatches from the front lines of the Small Business Revolution. Stay tuned to our blog to get updates on the Small Business Revolution project, advice from other small business owners, special behind-the-scenes content, and more.

Posted on May 3, 2017

Small businesses grow with Mother Nature

Spring has sprung and we are celebrating all things green and growing – including small businesses! In the spirit of this celebration of the fruits of nature, the Small Business Revolution is highlighting businesses that have Mother Nature right at their very core and are continuing to grow.

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Posted on April 28, 2017

Owning a small business is all about knowing how to adjust

At 16 years of age, most teenagers are knee-deep in school work, learning to drive, dating, school activities and friends. It was a different story for Teri Ann Zide-Pfeffer, who faced the daunting task of taking over her family business.

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Posted on April 26, 2017

What the Small Business Revolution means to Marietta, Ohio

After receiving 14,000 nominations for towns to put in the spotlight during season two of “Small Business Revolution,” we hit the road to visit eight inspiring towns that made our short list of potential finalists. Throughout summer, we’re looking back and sharing the stories of what made each town special – including guest posts from […]

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Posted on April 24, 2017

Meet Marietta, Ohio

After receiving 14,000 nominations for towns to put in the spotlight during season two of “Small Business Revolution,” we hit the road to visit eight inspiring towns that made our short list of potential finalists. Throughout summer, we’re looking back and sharing the stories of what made each town special – including guest posts from […]

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Posted on April 19, 2017

Supporting Earth Day with the Small Business Revolution

In celebration of this great cause, the Small Business Revolution wants to highlight three businesses that embody the change Earth Day hopes to bring to our future.

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Posted on April 7, 2017

Celebrating World Health Day with the Small Business Revolution

World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7, celebrating the founding of the World Health Organization and spreading awareness of the public health issues around the globe. To mark the occasion, we are highlighting three businesses in small towns that work tirelessly to provide care to their local communities.   High insurance premiums […]

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Posted on March 30, 2017

Meet the stars of SBR: Sue Anderson of Deluxe

In our “Meet the stars of SBR” series, we highlight the individuals behind the scenes of the Small Business Revolution and interview them to learn more about their experience working with business owners across the nation and why small businesses are essential.

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Posted on March 15, 2017

Where are they now: Ty and Lynne McDaniel of An Orange Moon

In our “Where Are They Now” series, we highlight successful businesses that are part of the Small Business Revolution and interview the owners to check in on their community, learn more about running a small business and see what they are up to now.

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Posted on March 8, 2017

Meet the stars of SBR: Julie Gordon of Deluxe

In our “Meet the stars of SBR” series, we highlight the individuals behind the scenes of the Small Business Revolution and interview them to learn more about their experience working with business owners across the nation and why small businesses are essential.

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Posted on March 1, 2017

Where are they now: Josh Cooley of Belmont Barbershop

In our “Where Are They Now” series, we highlight successful businesses that are part of the Small Business Revolution and interview the owners to check in on their community, learn more about running a small business and see what they are up to now.

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Posted on February 23, 2017

Whirlwind week brings out the best in everyone

This post is written by Amanda Brinkman, chief brand and communications officer at Deluxe and creator of the Small Business Revolution series. On Feb. 22, residents from five communities across America crammed into local theaters, museums and other gathering spaces, anxiously awaiting news of whether their town had won the Small Business Revolution. The stakes were high: […]

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Posted on February 14, 2017

Show a little love for small businesses

Flowers, candy, romantic dinners and thoughtful gifts – Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show a little love to the important people in your life, and the small business owners in your community. Whether it’s homemade cards from the gift shop, chocolates from the neighborhood chocolatier or reservations at an independent restaurant, there are […]

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