Empower Local Businesses

Online Tools to Compete, Succeed, and Grow

Small Business is Big Business in Local Economic Development

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy. They represent 99.7% of all USA employer firms, contribute 46% of the total GDP, and create 64% of net new private sector jobs. No American community could survive without small businesses, and what’s more, small businesses contribute relatively more to the local economy than large businesses because small businesses are more likely to be owned by local residents.

Local economic development organizations are challenged by the number, complexity, and uniqueness of small businesses because of their limited budgets and staff size. However, new online technology is enabling economic developers to provide custom assistance to their local companies.

Empowering Local Businesses

Successful small businesses are essential to the economic vitality of every community in America, yet they face incredible challenges…

Consequences of Neglecting Local Businesses

Local businesses often feel neglected and perceive that all their economic developers and elected officials care about is attracting businesses from…

Small Businesses Want Benchmarks and Metrics

Even though small businesses want to compare their performance to competitors, they lack access to benchmarks and metrics specific to them…

Helping All Your Local Businesses

The vast majority of companies in your community are small businesses, but even many medium and large companies lack access to…

How Communities are Empowering their Local Businesses

Smart communities are responding to challenges and empowering their local businesses with information…

When Local Governments Become Partners for Small Business Success

It is in the financial interest of governments for their businesses to succeed and they can enable this success through business services like…

If You Want Job Creation You Better Focus on Small Business

Many communities are facing challenging times with unemployment, slow job creation, and the lost of many jobs due to automation…

Buy Local. Sell Local.

When your local businesses and residents buy from other local businesses yoru community’s economy succeeds in the long-term.

If You Want Job Creation You Better Focus on Small Business

Many communities are facing challenging times with unemployment, slow job creation, and the lost of many jobs due to automation…

Buy Local. Sell Local.

When your local businesses and residents buy from other local businesses yoru community’s economy succeeds in the long-term.