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You’ve got a great street fair, now how do you find the profit centers inherent in event promotions. Street Fairs can be a catalyst for terrific fundraisers. Community assets create options. Fundraising starts by considering the assets of your community. To find the best option, try multiple approaches based on who, or what, is located in your neighborhood […]

Fundraising Street Fair Profit Centers


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Popina Swimwear, in Portland OR, knows how to turn an ordinary sale promotion into a VIP Spa Day experience. Probably the least favorite shopping anyone has to do is for a new bathing suit. Let’s face it, it’s probably because the old one no longer fits and we all know what that means… To get people in the mood to try on […]

3 “must haves” to turn an ordinary sale promotion into ...


Entry door creatures stop traffic
What do smart businesses do when a conference comes to town? Use signs, printed or online, to lead the way to all the right places when there are so many options, yet so little time. Three days, over 42 sessions, tours, activities and hundreds of attendees, all from interesting places and fabulous main street organizations, prowled around downtown […]

Signs Lead Conference Attendees to All the Right Places



Like clockwork, tax day reminds us to save moneyy
Imelda’s Shoes and Louie’s Shoes for Men take advantage of regular annual holiday promotions: why not Tax Day! In the U.S., everyone has to pay taxes, or at least pay attention so as not to pay taxes. Why not take advantage of this unwelcome annual event and offer a considerable discount or promotion? I spent a little time […]

Holiday Promotions: Why Not Tax Day?


Save Our Shores Earth Day
This year, Earth Day is on April 22, 2017. If you are a main street or small business, this is a perfect opportunity to get involved in your community and start building your own business too. In my world, hundreds of Earth Day Clean Up projects are going on this weekend. Oregon is known for it’s […]

Earth Day Offers Promotional Opportunities Business Success Through Sponsorship


No Fuss Business Promotion: Invite local networking groups to take advantage of your restaurant, bar or cafe before opening. This is a simple, no-brainer promotion that can be easily implemented, especially if you own a restaurant. Local networking group, Networking With Results International – Vancouver meets at Warehouse 23, a new restaurant in Vancouver, WA.   […]

Restaurants Host Networking Meetings and get Free Exposure