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

Posted on August 24, 2018

A step back in time at Retrocade

Retrocade in downtown Aberdeen, South Dakota, isn’t a step back in time but a full leap to 1983, as games like Galaga, Ms. Pacman, QBert, Quest and more greet you along the dark lined walls.

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Posted on August 23, 2018

The Real Value of the Small Business Revolution Makeover is Finding Your Community

Earlier this year, Amanda Brinkman, Chief Brand and Communications Officer for Deluxe and the mind behind the Small Business Revolution movement, traveled back to Bristol Borough, PA to check in on the progress of the featured businesses and their community since being featured in Season 2 of ‘Small Business Revolution–Main Street.’ Hear how Amanda reconnected with business owners and see how far their community has come in this special guest post.

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Posted on August 15, 2018

What it really takes to make each season of “Main Street”

Each fall, we release a new season of Small Business Revolution – Main Street in the form of eight captivating, informative and often emotional episodes. Old fans and new viewers alike get to meet the town and businesses our team has been working alongside for the past 6 months. What they don’t get to see is what it takes to produce that content. The thousands of person hours, dozens of Deluxe experts and the collective efforts of a dedicated team of video and communication professionals.

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Posted on August 13, 2018

Small Business Stories: Law Offices of Amy Sholar & Kelly Stephan

Amy Sholar started her law office in her hometown of Alton, Illinois, because she saw a great demand for legal services in the area. After demand for her services grew, she hired more people, added a partner and the Law Offices of Amy Sholar & Kelley Stephan doubled their volume.

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Posted on August 6, 2018

Small Business Stories: Jacoby Arts Center

The Jacoby Arts Center is a nonprofit organization in Alton, Illinois that works to nurture and promote the practice and appreciation of the arts. With art programs being cut from local schools, they help to provide arts and education programming for youth and the community.

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Posted on August 3, 2018

Small Business Stories: The Brick Ballroom

When Heather Lanker and her husband Jason moved to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, she opened a small store downtown, but her dreams were larger. She eventually bought an old 1920s Chevy dealership turned junk store and transformed it into The Brick Ballroom, an event space right in the heart of downtown.

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Posted on July 30, 2018

Small Business Stories: D Squared Java

With a background in math education, it wasn’t very long before Daniel Demers realized he wanted to pursue his true passion and open his own coffee shop. With the encouragement of his wife, Brooke Sheeran-Demers, he opened D Squared Java in Exeter, New Hampshire.

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Posted on July 24, 2018

Small Business Stories: Function & Fringe

After 16 years in the retail business, Shawna Behrens was looking for something to fill her time after she had a baby. She started selling clothing online, until she found a space in downtown Martinez, California that felt right and fit her style perfectly, she couldn’t pass it up and opened Function & Fringe.

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Posted on July 20, 2018

Small Business Stories: Lost Pines Art Bazaar

Kazem Kohnsari bought and renovated a historic building in Bastrop, Texas to create a shop where he could sell his collection of Persian rugs. With his daughters, Naseem and Saba, they’ve managed to create a fusion of their Persian and Texas heritages into one store, Lost Pines Art Bazaar.

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Posted on July 16, 2018

Small Business Stories: Window Woman of New England

After a friend asked her to help restore windows in an old building he had bought, Alison Hardy jumped at the chance to get out of the textile industry and start her own business. Window Woman of New England, located in Amesbury, Massachusetts, has been in business for 15 years. Specializing in restoring and repairing old windows, Alison finds it is important to maintain the unique aspects of each antique home in the area.

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Posted on July 11, 2018

Small Business Stories: Siloam Printing

Glenita Guthrie’s husband purchased Siloam Springs Printing from its former owner in 1968 at the age of 25. After the purchase, he taught Glenita how to run the business and once she learned, he handed everything over to her. Since December of 1968, Glenita has been running the shop, while raising four kids, one of whom was raised at the shop while she ran the press.

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Posted on July 6, 2018

Meet the SBR Team: Emily, Jessica and Jenna

In this post, we’ll introduce you Emily, Jessica and Jenna, three key team members who work behind the scenes to make the Small Business Revolution – Main Street come to life. From graphic design to social media and public relations, these three are an integral part of the team who take our series from production to reality.

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