Starting a New Business? Try Main Street. Catchy title for today’s post, right? 🙂 We know this may sound counter-intuitive. But read on. Main Street is not dying, despite some dire predictions. And there are ample opportunities for small new businesses.
We have regularly posted about small business topics. However, not on the possibilities of Main Street. For example:
- Can You Start a Business in Your Garage?
- Best Blogs for Small Business
- Marketing Tips for Small Businesses
- Reasons Numerous Startups Fail
- Small Business Promotion: Free Resources
- Small Businesses and Success/Failure
Now let’s visit Main Street — where many Americans work and shop. And tourists visit.
Starting a New Business? Try Main Street.
As Small Business Trends reports, there are “Big Reasons Main Street USA is a Great Place for Your Small Business.”
According to data from Main Street America, commissioned by American Express, 68 percent of small business managers consider Main Street when choosing to lease a space. Of course, they have good reasons to start a Main Street business. Data show 71 percent of respondents prefer to shop or dine in a local historic Main Street over planned commercial areas. In other words, businesses present in these areas are more likely to draw the crowd. Want to attract more tourists to your business? Main Street works well again.”
“What makes Main Streets so much more attractive to businesses are the programs aimed at preserving them. In 2016, the reinvestment of $4.65 billion in Main Street preservation programs resulted in 8,042 building rehabs, 5,616 business openings, and 27,462 new jobs.”
Targeting Main Street for your business is just the first step to getting more footfalls. To achieve success, you need a solid location-based marketing strategy. And this is where local SEO can help your business. Optimizing your business with local SEO can help you draw more crowds and boost sales.”
Check out the informative infographic.