Small Business Resources:
There are many resources for small and independent businesses and many of these resources are FREE!
There is a makeover documentary called Small Business Revolution - Main Street.
From the Deluxe website:
Deluxe has been a proud champion of small business since 1915. The company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015, creating the Small Business Revolution as a way to celebrate the small businesses that drive our economy and bring our communities together, and create a movement of support. As a leading provider of marketing services and products for small businesses, Deluxe Corporation believes that small businesses are the future of the American economy.https://www.deluxe.com/small-business-revolution/
Along the way, we learned that nowhere are small businesses more under siege than in our small towns. We created the Small Business Revolution – Main Street to help those small businesses, and in turn, those small towns, reignite the spark that drives them and keeps people coming back. Each season, we search for one lucky town – and six of its small businesses – to win a $500,000 boost from Deluxe, and document the transformations in an original series. Season 1 featured Wabash, Indiana, in the heart of the Midwest. Season 2 featured historic East Coast river town, Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania. Season 3 features Alton, Illinois, a beautiful town on the Mississippi River, just outside of St. Louis.
Their website contains many small business resources on topics like Marketing, Financials, Starting a Business, eBooks, Videos, and Case Studies. Enjoy!
Dumpsters in the Downtown Area:
Due to budget conditions, the dumpster consolidation proposal has been placed on hold. If you would like to know more about this proposal please visit HQ. In the meantime.....
Many of our dumpsters have been fitted with locking castors to prevent them for rolling out of place or being easily pushed into traffic. If you have a need for locking castors please let us know at HQ. Additionally, many dumpsters have been fitted with locking lids and it's important to keep these lids closed and locked, this is a great way to add some security, prevent illegal dumping, and also decrease the litter in the alleyways. Call the customer service number on your bill to add this option. As the weather turns cold, people seek shelter in the dumpsters. Please report any issues and contact WM for solutions. Lastly, please check inside and around your dumpster regularly and keep dumpster lids closed and locked on non-service days. Thank you.