Small Town Rules: How Small Business Can Prosper in a Connected World
Small Town Rules: How Small Business Can Prosper in a Connected World June 5, 2012, 1:00pm EDT

You know that today’s market place is like a small town, when:

  • Every customer can now talk directly to each other

  • People listen more to what your customers say about your company than your advertising

  • The individual human voice is valued over corporate mission statements

  • Everyone online is trying to band together in small communities

  • Everyone wants to buy their products locally

Technology and economics are transforming business in a completely unexpected way: even the largest companies must compete for customers as if they were small, local businesses.  Your customers are talking to their peers everywhere – and listening to each other, not your carefully crafted advertising or branding. Suddenly, communities and personal connections are critical to your success. It’s just like doing business in a small town, where “reputation is forever.” 

Businesses are now forced to play by a different set of rules.  Great small town and rural entrepreneurs have been successfully overcoming these challenges for centuries. Their solutions have become invaluable to even the largest companies, most dominant brands, and most cosmopolitan businesses. View this workshop to learn those rules and the “small town” solutions you can apply to your business to succeed in today’s connected world.

About the Presenter(s)

Barry Moltz

Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. 

Speaker, Consultant & Author