We all know what happened to small businesses in the US and around the world during Covid. But did you hear about the small towns whose economy was based on tourism were dying? As a result, most small-towns suffered due to COVID.
One small town in Washington decided to revive its economy & the spirit of small business owners after COVID. In this blog I am going to share a small-town strategy to bring in business after COVID. So, if you are a Councilman or businessman in a small town you can follow these easy tips too to drive sales, tourism, and above all come together as one America.
How did small-towns thrive before Covid?
Small towns in America are as unique as America itself. No two are similar. As such they offer a lot of variety & options to Americans & foreigners to explore.
Most of the small towns offer products and popular tourist activities.
As we do our road trips we have uncovered unusual places, events & gifts around the US.
It’s not just about the uniqueness but what they do with that makes these towns successful.
So, whether it is Leavenworth which is a popular destination for Bavarian theme-based shopping & tourist activities.
Then there is Sequim with its Irrigation Festival.
Over the years we have uncovered unique small-towns with their own vibrant life. Do let me know your favorites. Some examples from from 2019 are.
Top 20 Most Popular Small-towns in the U.S.
Source: Walton Family FoundationPecos, TX
Summit Park, UT
Hood River, OR
Vineyard Haven, MA
Key West, FL
Glenwood Springs, CO
Of Calhoun, GA
How do you promote a small town after Covid?
In the light of the Draconian measures instituted after the China Virus Attack of 2020,all the vitality & the soul of these small-towns was sucked out by COVID restrictions.
To say nothing of travel restrictions, many of these small-towns depend on tourism to help their economy.
Of course, it was tough and a death blow to thousands of Washington Businesses.
For example, look at this town Point Roberts in Washington that was almost wiped out because most of its business was from Canada.
By the same token, with Covid restrictions no-one was allowed to come to their small-town.
As a matter of fact, you might notice that I talk about mostly Washington State as I am based here in Seattle.
Similarly I would love to know where you are based & if the life changed after COVID.
Small Town with a Brilliant idea!
First of all, a small town in Washington decided to put their political differences away and come together to hold a fun festival and do it within COVID restrictions.
Moreover, how did they do it?
To begin, one of the City Council spread the word around by going on Podcast like Encountersusa.com.
Secondly, Matthew Heines the Podcast Host and a renowned author constantly made videos & wrote blogs about the upcoming festival.
Thirdly, The City decided that they’ll hold their first-ever BIG FOOT festival.How to Promote A Small- Town After Covid Click To Tweet
As a matter of fact, this was a brilliant idea because it was non-political and added the fun element to it.
After that, almost all of the town came together to participate either as a vendor or a participant to make it a success.
In addition, we see in the Metaline Falls Bigfoot Festival Press Pass Documentary, most of the vendors turned out to be good old fashioned American mommies who are creative geniuses who created & sold Big foot art, jewelry, food, gift baskets and t-shirts.
Likewise, everyone in the town contributed to making the Bigfoot Festival a success – even an 8-years old.
Additionally, a woman collaborated with other businesses and made Bigfoot gift baskets.
Also, an artist made & sold specific Bigfoot sighting paintings-breathlessly beautiful.
How successful was it?
Furthermore, to see how successful this small-town Bigfoot festival was watch the documentary video here.
Consequently, the Metaline Falls Bigfoot festival got more than 7000 people in the town that helped revive business and more importantly the spirit of America.
Spread the word around.
Likewise, get some ideas. Then, get in touch with us.How to Promote A Small- Town AFTER COVID Click To Tweet
In conclusion, we at giftsforwomenatwork are all about using gifts to build relationships at work and home. We encourage the value of appreciation.
As a result, when I saw how a small-town came together to spread love, build relationships & promote the business I was impressed.
Finally, this year give a different Christmas gift.
Then, sneak in these cool, exclusive gifts and support small businesses around America.
Therefore, I encourage you to watch the video and find these Vendors and buy their products.
Furthermore, would you care to share your thoughts?
Lastly, how did you like the video? Who is your favorite Vendor?