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Posted on November 13, 2017

Top 20 Towns for Season 3

After thousands of nominations from small towns throughout the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, Deluxe has narrowed the field down to 20 towns that are in the running to be featured in Small Business Revolution – Main Street Season 3! The Deluxe Corporation team read through the nominations and reached out to hundreds of communities […]

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Posted on November 8, 2017

It’s not an end, it’s a beginning

Endings are never easy. More often than not, you are left with that “now what?” feeling. Wrapping up production last July in Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania, the team at Deluxe was overcome with the “now what” feeling. We knew that we had an entire summer of work ahead to create the second season of the Small […]

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Posted on November 1, 2017

A childcare center you trust

By Jenna Paulus As a working mom of a young child, I know finding a daycare is not an easy process. When I was pregnant with my son, I researched centers, home daycares, etc. Knowing that I was going to be leaving my child all day while I was at work made me uneasy, so […]

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Posted on November 1, 2017

Creating an elevator pitch for your business

An elevator pitch can not only be incredibly helpful when describing a business, but it’s also necessary if you want to have a clear way to talk about your business to potential customers. As a small business owner, you may think you can describe your business well for others, but like Ramona and Marcelous Jones […]

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Posted on October 26, 2017

Sharing compelling stories

By Cameron Potts In the words of one of my colleagues, “his story is insanely compelling.” Malcolm McRoberts, senior vice president of small business services for Deluxe Corporation was referring to Jose Tilapa, owner of Keystone Boxing and MMA Gym in Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania. Originally from Mexico, Jose moved to his wife’s hometown, and opened […]

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Posted on October 26, 2017

Changing your vision for success

Every small business owner has started with one vision in mind. If you own a hair salon, a restaurant, a law firm, each entity began with a vision of how you were going to run your business. Changing that vision can and is critical to success. This might sound antithetical to the dream of any […]

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Posted on October 18, 2017

More than a spreadsheet

By Lynne Robertson, CEO Fame Retail Over the course of my career, I have occasionally seen clients become emotional about the work my team has worked so hard to create. That said, no one – NO ONE – has ever started crying over a spreadsheet. A spreadsheet! Until now. This one happened to be about window […]

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Posted on October 18, 2017

Top five things to consider when changing your retail store

For many small business owners, their own vision can often overwhelm the best of intentions. For Polka Dot Parlor owner Paulette Kirk Kasmer, this was the case when she opened her retail clothing shop in downtown Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania. Yet it was her infectious personality and her drive to empower women of all ages that […]

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Posted on October 18, 2017

Starting a business can be overwhelming

Paulette Kirk Kasmer and Maria Smyth are two strong, independent business owners. Both are first time business owners. They started their journeys with clear visions of the type of stores they wanted to own, but little to no background in being their own boss.

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Posted on October 12, 2017

Look below the surface to find the true small business story

Even when a small business looks successful, there can be challenges unseen by the regular customers By Amanda Brinkman I have a confession to make: The newest business featured on the Small Business Revolution – Main Street season 2 almost didn’t make the cut. It is true: the Annabella’s episode released on Oct. 12 featuring […]

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Posted on October 11, 2017

Boosting your restaurant with an updated menu

With the explosion of FoodTV and cooking shows, everyone has an opinion on how to cook. So, when two amazing chefs get together on one episode of Small Business Revolution – Main Street, it is time to take notice. Minneapolis restaurateur Kim Bartmann is back for season 2 of the Deluxe series, this time helping […]

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Posted on October 11, 2017

Utilizing marketing to boost your restaurant business

The restaurant business is very cyclical. The time of the year, special occasions and the weather will all factor into if the business is busy on any given day. Annabella’s Restaurant in Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania has a different challenge: how do you fill the seats when the local theatre isn’t in season. In season two […]

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