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, advice from other small business owners, special behind-the-scenes content, and more.

Posted on September 27, 2017

You don’t need a business degree to be a business owner

I have a deep admiration for entrepreneurs and small business owners because they are taking a risk. For a lot of people that is difficult to do – you’re putting yourself out there in the world of commerce to sink or swim. It’s a path I know all too well.

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Posted on September 27, 2017

From Wabash to Bristol Borough: The Impact of Small Business Revolution

After season one of the Small Business Revolution, the team at Deluxe recognized the enormous impact we could have not only on small businesses, but on the people in the town of Wabash. Given that success, we couldn’t wait to do this again.

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Posted on September 27, 2017

Writing a business plan before starting your business, what you need to know

Early on in Bristol’s first episode of Small Business Revolution – Main Street, 20 different small business owners were interviewed. We asked each one a series of questions about their business. Almost across the board, when we asked if they had a business plan when they started, the answer was: No! The entire Deluxe small business marketing team expected the opposite answer. Basically, a good rule of thumb is don’t start a business without a plan.

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Posted on September 20, 2017

Meet the stars of SBR – Robert Herjavec

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. Meet Robert Herjavec.

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Posted on September 6, 2017

What Wabash is doing to help sustain new businesses

In season one of the Small Business Revolution – Main Street, town leader Christine Flohr articulated the challenge of supporting small businesses in Wabash, Indiana. There is a buzz when a new business opens and the community and business leaders come together to celebrate it, but there is no follow through. Once the new is gone, then what?

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Posted on August 9, 2017

The NAMAzing people of North Adams

Throughout summer, we’re looking back and sharing the stories of what made each town special – including guest posts from local leaders and some profiles of businesses in these communities. This is the second post, written by Suzy Helme of North Adams Tourism,  in our weeklong focus on North Adams, Massachusetts.

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Posted on August 7, 2017

North Adams, Massachusetts: A Creative Economy Emerges from an Industrial Past

Throughout summer, we’re looking back and sharing the stories of what made each town special – including guest posts from local leaders and some profiles of businesses in these communities. This is the first post in our weeklong focus on North Adams, Massachusetts.

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Posted on August 4, 2017

Words of wisdom from two small business owners in Kingsburg

Throughout summer, we’re looking back and sharing the stories of what made each town special – including guest posts from local leaders and some profiles of businesses in these communities. This is the third post, in our weeklong focus on Kingsburg, California.

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Posted on August 2, 2017

The California city with Midwest values

Throughout summer, we’re looking back and sharing the stories of what made each town special – including guest posts from local leaders and some profiles of businesses in these communities. This is the second post written by Jolene Polyack, City of Kingsburg Economic Development, in our weeklong focus on Kingsburg, California.

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Posted on July 31, 2017

Kingsburg, California: Past and present converge in a close-knit community

Throughout summer, we’re looking back and sharing the stories of what made each town special – including guest posts from local leaders and some profiles of businesses in these communities. This is the first post in our weeklong focus on Kingsburg, California.

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Posted on July 26, 2017

Celebrating summer with the Small Business Revolution

With August just around the corner and summer slowly waning, celebrate the joys of outdoor activities like barbecuing, sailing, and having cocktails on the patio with the Small Business Revolution!

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Posted on July 21, 2017

Genuine excitement in Georgetown

Throughout summer, we’re looking back and sharing the stories of what made each town special – including guest posts from local leaders and some profiles of businesses in these communities. This post, written by Michele Overton, President, Georgetown Business Association, is the third in our weeklong focus on Georgetown, South Carolina.

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