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How can rural small towns prosper? The pathways to prosperity are entrepreneurship, self-employment, and locally-owned small businesses. Learn the classic CIS model from the Center for Rural …

How can rural small towns prosper? The pathways to prosperity are entrepreneurship, self-employment, and locally-owned small businesses. Learn the classic CIS model from the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship. Create a welcoming Climate for entrepreneurs, build the strong Infrastructure of small business, and Support your new business owners. Presented by the Washington State Extension to multiple remote locations.

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  • 1. November 15, 2013 Welcome!
  • 2. Goals 1.Build your entrepreneurial climate to build your economy. 2. Improve your infrastructure in old and new ways. 3 Make support of entrepreneurs part of your local culture.
  • 3. How the day flows Becky McCray will start in a few minutes •Webinar •Questions •Interactive moments Local panel discussions Local brainstorming and action planning
  • 4. Becky McCray Alva, Oklahoma Photo by Colton Foote
  • 5. Slides: beckymccray.com/ruralp2p Hashtag: #ruralp2p Photos by Becky McCray, unless otherwise credited.
  • 6. beckymccray.com/ruralp2p #ruralp2p Encouraging trends Photo by Colton Foote.
  • 7. Does rural have a future? Concrete, WA
  • 8. Locally-owned small businesses Walla Walla
  • 9. Where the customer feels loved Walla Walla
  • 10. They’re switching to small retailers Concrete, WA
  • 11. More than Main Street
  • 12. Ag is just as diverse Courtesy of Washington Extension
  • 13. beckymccray.com/ruralp2p #ruralp2p Why selfemployment?
  • 14. “More small firms means more jobs.” Source: Harvard Business Review, Glaeser and Kerr, “The Secret to Job Growth: Think Small.” 2010
  • 15. Self-employment is growing faster than wage jobs. Source: Stephan J. Goetz, Self-Employment in Rural America: The New Economic Reality, 2008. PDF
  • 16. Self employment remains stable in recession, while wage jobs decline. Source: Stephan J. Goetz, Self-Employment in Rural America: The New Economic Reality, 2008. PDF
  • 17. Self-employed people can be attracted to rural. Source: Don Macke,RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship. Article at New Geography.
  • 18. beckymccray.com/ruralp2p #ruralp2p The ONE big idea
  • 19. Lower the barriers to entry so more business ideas will be tried.
  • 20. Table Talk My town has a future because…
  • 21. beckymccray.com/ruralp2p #ruralp2p Entrepreneurial ecosystem framework
  • 22. RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship C-I-S framework Climate Infrastructure Support Center for Rural Entrepreneurship: Energizing Entrepreneurs site
  • 23. beckymccray.com/ruralp2p Climate #ruralp2p
  • 24. Value entrepreneurs Climate Courtesy of Mississippi State University Relations
  • 25. Celebrate entrepreneurs Climate Courtesy of Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
  • 26. Show off your entrepreneurs Climate Concrete, WA
  • 27. Plan for entrepreneurs Climate
  • 28. Measure business activity Climate YourEconomy.org
  • 29. Table Talk Your climate assets
  • 30. beckymccray.com/ruralp2p #ruralp2p Infrastructure
  • 31. Flexible Spaces Infrastructure More info Washington, Iowa Courtesy of Cathy Lloyd
  • 32. Upstairs downtown Infrastructure Mt Vernon, WA
  • 33. Pop-ups Infrastructure Webster City, Iowa
  • 34. Commercial Kitchens Infrastructure
  • 35. Mobile Food Infrastructure Alva, Oklahoma
  • 36. Broadband and wifi Infrastructure Waynoka, Oklahoma
  • 37. Third Places Infrastructure Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 38. Co-working spaces Infrastructure Courtesy of The CoLab Port Townsend, WA
  • 39. Business services Infrastructure Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 40. Streamline local processes Infrastructure Concrete, WA
  • 41. Local Investing Infrastructure Local Dollars, Local Sense by Shuman Locavesting by Cortese
  • 42. Table Talk Your infrastructure assets
  • 43. beckymccray.com/ruralp2p Support #ruralp2p
  • 44. Events and networking Support Photo by Deb Brown Webster City, Iowa
  • 45. Business fairs Support Courtesy of Washington State Extension Colville, WA
  • 46. Tours Support Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
  • 47. Cooperative marketing Support
  • 48. More community support partners Library Chamber of Commerce Economic development Main Street Tribal, city and county government Colleges and universities News Media and Social Media Local organizations Extension Support
  • 49. Table Talk Your support assets
  • 50. beckymccray.com/ruralp2p Resources #ruralp2p
  • 51. Youth entrepreneurship resources Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Junior Achievement Future Business Leaders of America-PBL 4-H Source: Dave Shideler, Youth Entrepreneurship: Building a Pipeline PDF
  • 52. Center for Rural Entrepreneurship Center for Rural Entrepreneurship: Guide for County Leaders Entrepreneur Coaching
  • 53. Recorded webinars on C-I-S model Dave Shideler, Oklahoma State University Ag Econ: Building Entrepreneurial Communities webinars
  • 54. Gift: 20 small town business ideas beckymccray.com/ruralp2p
  • 55. Next Steps 1. Collate all of the Assets and Barriers for the Climate, Infrastructure and Support 2. Develop one (or more) action plans 3. Action plans will be posted online. Becky and the planning team will review and add comments, ideas and suggestions for moving forward
  • 56. Next Steps 4. Watch for information from our planning team to connect you to other resources 5. Watch for Rural Pathways follow up at the Community Survivors conference next spring
  • 57. Kicking off Washington’s…. Global Entrepreneurship Week our statewide celebration of innovation, growth and economic prosperity. startup.choosewashingtonstate.com
  • 58. Next up… Local panel discussions Local brainstorming and action planning

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