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Starting a Business Improvement District: Five tips in the early days

You see issues in your area that need to be addressed and improvements that can be made. Perhaps your area ...

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Hostile meetings: You will have them! Five tips to survive them

If you are starting a Business Improvement District, renewing one, or seeking any form of public approval, you are likely ...

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Stores for free

Stores for free! Drastic actions aim to fill empty storefronts

Ever struggled trying to fill empty storefronts? Or frustrated by For Lease signs? The truth is that busy downtowns and ...

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Five reasons why Business Improvement Districts work:

BIDs and BIAs do work. This is being proven around the world as the movement grows at an incredible rate. ...

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Wow factor

The local bookstore and its viral video

The Internet has proven to be a big challenge to local booksellers. But one bookstore in Chilliwack, BC, Canada, has turned ...

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Main Street

Main Street will defeat Big Box in David vs. Goliath battle

I’ve heard that big box stores will kill off my favourite local shops. I’ve been told that shopping giants, like ...

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Food fight

What we can learn from the world’s largest food fight

Every year, as many as 20,000 people travel from around the world and descend on a small town in Spain. ...

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Sweden takes horse racing to the city

How can a city of 60,000 attract 20,000 to their main street? It simple: Stage a horse race! Organizers of Citytravet (“City ...

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