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Webinar: Gather Your Crowd: Changing Small Town Attitudes Toward Entrepreneurship
Ways to support and encourage entrepreneurship in small towns and rural places
Live webinar June 8, 2016, 6pm Central Daylight Time
Find out what time that will be in your time zone here: http://app.webinarjam.net/register/25006/6caf7096af
(Look for the time zone conversion link at the bottom left)
Recorded replay available for two weeks June 9-22, 2016
What will this webinar cover?
You want to make change in your community or in the communities you serve. You want to build more small businesses and see more innovative rural business models launched. You want to promote more tourism, and encourage more entrepreneurs to serve visitors. You can’t do it alone. You’re going to need a crowd. The old way to gather a working crowd was to create organizations and convene committees and hold a lot of meetings and write out plans. The new way to gather a working crowd is to do things together.
But how do you start? Where do those first people who do things come from? They come from staking a claim on the kind of town you want to live in. You make yourself the public focal point for a discussion you want to have. Mostly, you run your mouth, in the best way possible.
You’ll get seven real-world examples of small communities where someone stuck a flag in the ground and rallied a crowd, from Norfolk County, Ontario, to Monadnock, New Hampshire, from Michigan to Mississippi. They all did things together to encourage more entrepreneurship and to make their town the kind of town visitors and residents both will enjoy.
You’ll hear about ideas like Weed Whackers and Window Cleaner, Coffee and Calendars, and a new spin on “shop small” flyers. Each example is easy to apply to a rural place because each example comes from a rural place.
Will it be recorded?
The webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend live on June 8, 2016, at 6pm Central Daylight Time (find out what time that will be in your time zone here–look for the time zone conversion link at the bottom left: http://app.webinarjam.net/register/25006/6caf7096af ), you can still sign up, and you will receive admission to the recorded event from June 9 to 22, 2016. The recording goes away on June 23, so be sure to schedule a specific time to watch!
What will it cost? US$20
You can bring friends:
Once you’re registered, you can schedule more than one viewing during the two week window so that you reach as many people as possible. We allow you not only to watch the live event, but also to invite friends, and to hold replays in your town, as long as you’re personally present each time. You have two weeks to make the most of your replay.
Oklahoma Main Street Communities can earn Quality Assurance Points by participating.
Who should I invite?
* Downtown associations, Main Streets, Chambers
* Economic development folks
* Elected officials, cities, towns, municipalities
* The boys at the coffee shops
* Those who want to revitalize their downtowns
* People who want to start something but are not sure how to get started
* Visionaries like yourself
Where do I register?