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This blog post features essential steps for your mainstreet and businesses in order for them to succeed and stay relevant especially as we come out of 2020 and the covid-19 era.

Steps for Mainstreet

  • Community Development precedes Economic Development.
  • Identify and target appropriate Retailers & Retail Categories for Recruitment.
  • Market your Downtown/Community everyday and everywhere you go.
  • Know all primary available Retail Sites & Properties for lease, sale, development, and redevelopment.
  • Local retailers must commit to operating the business to make a profit and not as a hobby. Check out services like FieldRoutes to know more about pricing various goods and products.
  • Local retailers need to “differentiate” and provide goods and services consumers demand.
  • Mashups transition stores into destinations.
  • Make shopping your store an experience.
  • Local retailers must have a website or they may not not survive.
  1. Social Media Usage
  2. Check For Reviews
  3. Easy To Find Businesses in Any City Online?

Steps for Businesses

  • Mobile communication is a must, these mobile plans might work for your needs.
  • Local retailers must engage with their customers.
  • Make Yourself “Post-Worthy”
  • Create an experience!

Keys to Retail Success

  1. Understand Trends
  2. Have Data Ready
  3. Take Steps Now

Retail businesses must also take this time to upgrade their business tools. QuickBooks Desktop and many other business and financial management software can be worthwhile investments for a lot of businesses. You may also visit sites like for supply chain management solutions.

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