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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 November 16, 2020

Auto Detailing Experts Help Guide Season 5’s Nyce & Clean

Mike Plaza, the owner of Nyce & Clean Auto Detailing, looked to Deluxe and the Small Business Revolution to help transition from detailing as a side hustle to running his shop full time.  That’s why we brought in Hiep Dang & Mylan Sleets, the co-owners of Pristine Detail, an automotive detail center located in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Posted on November 16, 2020

Marketing Makeover Gives Detail Shop the Shine It Deserves

Like many entrepreneurs, Mike Plaza started his business on the side, working late evenings and weekends out of his garage. With demand growing, Mike took a big leap to open a professional shop on the main street in Fredonia, NY, offering interior and exterior auto detailing services.

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Posted on November 1, 2020

Be a Part of the Small Business Revolution: 4 Ways to Support Your Local Small Businesses

Shorter days and a tellate chill in the air can only mean one thing: The holidays are right around the corner. November and December are traditionally a busy time for many small businesses. This year they need the holiday shopping rush more than ever. The holidays are always a time for both reflection and looking […]

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Posted on September 22, 2020

Catching Up with Past Season Businesses on Surviving COVID-19

Small businesses are struggling today more than ever, fighting to survive the pandemic that is COVID-19. We caught up with a business from each of the past four seasons, learning how they’re adapting their business, finding new ways to drive revenue, and—in some cases—doing even better during the pandemic.

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Posted on July 31, 2020

Season Five Wrap

After many changes to the production schedule for Season 5 due to Covid-19, the Small Business Revolution team completed filming virtually from Minneapolis, where Deluxe is headquartered. In order to film safely, there were many precautions implemented on set for our small business experts, co-hosts Amanda Brinkman and Ty Pennington, and the film crew.

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Posted on July 31, 2020

Ty Pennington Behind the Scenes

Renovation icon Ty Pennington joined the Small Business Revolution team in July to complete filming for Season 5, which presented many challenges due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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Posted on May 4, 2020

Season 5 Experts

Each season of the Small Business Revolution, our team at Deluxe provides a marketing makeover for the featured businesses, while co-host Ty Pennington helps with renovations of their physical space.New in upcoming Season 5, U.S. Bank’s Morris Jackson will be joining us to provide financial advice and guidance to each business, helping them ensure a profitable game plan for their future.

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Posted on February 28, 2020

Meet the Top 7 Businesses

In each season’s winning town, there are countless businesses that embody just what we’re looking for in the series—businesses who are on a great trajectory but need marketing, operational, and sometimes financial guidance to take them to the next level. This season in Fredonia, New York, is no exception. After reviewing more than one hundred business nominations and hosting many interviews, the Small Business Revolution team selected seven to be featured in Season 5, launching Fall of 2020.

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Posted on February 21, 2020

Marketing Minute Series: Does Your Website Showcase Your Expertise?

Check out the first of many “Marketing Minutes” to come—videos that will share tips and tricks for small business owners, featuring highlights and never-before-seen footage from each season of the Small Business Revolution. 

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Posted on February 7, 2020

Behind the Scenes with our Season 5 Winner

We started the search for the Season 5 winning town by reviewing thousands of small town applications, traveling the country to get to know the Top 10, narrowing down those contenders to the Top 5, and tallying hundreds of thousands of votes.

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Posted on January 21, 2020

Five ways to keep the Small Business Revolution momentum going

Revitalization work can be challenging, but your town can use the momentum from the Small Business Revolution to work toward transforming the heart of your community—its main street.  Whether or not your town was in the running for Season 5 of the Small Business Revolution, this list of tips will help you start (or keep) […]

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Posted on November 20, 2019

Kim Bartmann Helps Savor + Sip Get in the Driver’s Seat

The owners of Savor + Sip were struggling. They had lost $31-thousand dollars in their business the year prior. The worst part was they didn’t even know it. Newlyweds Amelia Brackett Braun and Josie Braun were relying on Amelia’s father to handle the books while they ran the restaurant, and he was reluctant to share the bad news.

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