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    How online is like a small town: lessons from rural entrepreneurs How online is like a small town: lessons from rural entrepreneurs Presentation Transcript

    • Online is Like a Small Town
      Lessons from Rural Entrepreneurs
      Becky McCray
    • tweet it out
    • Barry Moltz
      Becky McCray
    • For small towns, this is not news
    • Rain follows the plow
      The soil can never be exhausted
      Anyone can make money in a boom
      New technology always makes things better
    • Lessons learned
    • Why you care
    • Economic change example
    • Lesson 1: Plan for Zero
    • Examples
    • Lesson 2: Spend Brainpower Before Dollars
    • Long-term perspective example
    • Lesson 3: Multiply Your Lines of Income
    • Examples of Multiple Lines of Income
    • As significant a change as rural electric
    • Lesson 4: Work Anywhere, Anywhen
    • Anywhere, Anywhen Examples
    • Lesson 5: Treat Customers like Community
    • Customer Service Examples
    • Lesson 6: Be Proud of Being Small
    • Small Example
    • Lesson 7: Be Local
    • Local Examples
    • 7 Lessons from #STSW
    • @BeckyMcCray
      www.tourismcurrents.com/revitalizewa
      Questions?
    • How to act like a small town business
      If you want to succeed.
    • How to act like a small town business
      If you want to succeed.
    • How to act like a small town business
      If you want to succeed.
    • Photo Credits
      Various:
      6: Bull Market: (CC) James & Vilija,Flickr
      8: President Obama: (PD) White House
      10: Dust Bowl: (PD) Dorthea Lange, Resettlement Administration
      13: Foreclosure: (CC) TaberAndrew, Flickr
      14: Cornelia: (CC) JimmyWayne, Flickr
      20: Multiple crops: (PD) USDA-NRCS
      21: Workshifting: (CC) Citrix Online
      22: REA Posters: (PD) Rural Electrification Administration
      Becky McCray:
      3: Chicago and Hopeton
      9: Alva, Oklahoma
      11: Wheat field
      16: Harvest
      27: Buy Fresh
      28: Local Proud
      34: Watermelon Feed
      35: Boy on Rooftop
      36: Parade
    • @BeckyMcCray
      www.tourismcurrents.com/revitalizewa