Video Rebuilding Your Local Economy by SaveYour.Town
Enrollment is closed

Video Rebuilding Your Local Economy

Becoming more resilient using the Idea Friendly Method
Enrollment is closed

Now available to members only

Learn more about being a SaveYour.Town member
Learn More

How do we rebuild our local economy?

This crisis is different for each community. So many jobs lost, so many businesses gone or in bad shape.

Most of the reopening and rebuilding advice out there is intended for big cities. It doesn't match our small town reality. What works for rural communities trying to rebuild?

Everyone else is competing for the same limited resources. 
  • How do we compete? 
  • What if we can’t compete?
New programs are complicated to access without help
  • And they may not be enough to save businesses already in trouble
Tighter government and nonprofit budgets mean resources we used to turn to for help, like the state or small business support agencies, are overwhelmed and less available to us. It feels like we're on our own. Again.  

Our local economies are vulnerable: 
  • We don’t know the future or how many waves of shocks local economies may face. 
  • We can’t predict what the next problem or disaster will be, but we know there will be one. 

Get answers specifically for small local economies

More resilient, more mobile, more open

SaveYour.Town co-founders Deb Brown and Becky McCray apply the Idea Friendly Method to make sense of today's turmoil. They put their best advice into this 24 minute video that will help you to: 
  • Rebuild a more resilient, Idea Friendly local economy 

You'll learn how being Idea Friendly makes your local economy more resilient
  • How you can support lots of people participating in business, not just a fortunate few 
  • How you can grow an interconnected ecosystem, better able to resist shocks
  • How you can shift to supporting lots of small tests, rather than making a few big bets 

You'll get a 24 minute video you can watch on your own or share with others in your community.

Not just another webinar: 
  • Short, to the point and idea-packed 24 minutes
  • Watch on your schedule: anytime, on demand for the next 30 days 
  • Recorded so you can pause, stop, rewind or watch again immediately
 
This video will help you avoid: 
  • Struggling to scale down the big city advice 
  • Wasting effort trying to compete with everyone else 
  • Remaining vulnerable to every future crisis

Watch a 2 minute sample

Get the 4 Video Bundle

  1. Rebuilding Your Local Economy (this video) 
  2. Grow Your Own Entrepreneurs
  3. Making Entrepreneurship Self-Sustaining
  4. Shared Spaces
To help you implement these ideas, you can use the Innovative Rural Business Models to pull down the barriers to entry for new tiny businesses to grow. They’ll be your future jobs creators. Learn the practical steps in our video called Grow Your Own Entrepreneurs.

Next you’ll want to support those tiny starts by connecting your business people to support each other. That’s in our video called Making Entrepreneurship Self-Sustaining.

And to give those tiny businesses a place to succeed together and build critical mass, watch our video called Shared Spaces.

You can get all 4 video as a special bundle. You get the 3 extra videos for just $5 more than this one video alone. 

US$25 / month - BEST VALUE
  • Only $5 more for all 4 videos
  • 30 days to watch as many times as you like, start and stop, no limit
  • Includes your first month of Megaphone Membership, access to all videos
  • Includes subscriptions to our email newsletters
Flexible monthly membership, easily cancel at any time
Get the Bundle

Will this video be recorded so I can watch later?

Yes, the video is recorded. You are welcome to watch the video more than once, start and stop, or go back and watch again. You're not limited to watching from a single computer or with just one group.

You get 30 days from the date of purchase to watch. After that, the recording goes away, so be sure to schedule a specific time to watch!

Members always have access to this recording and all SaveYour.Town videos anytime on demand as long as they remain members. 

What are your videos like? Will there be slides?

Not like the usual webinar! You get a short, straight to the point video you can watch anytime on demand for 30 days. You see our faces, and we connect with you personally. There are no boring slides, and we focus on real-world examples, not theoreticals. 

What if I have questions?

You can ask questions two ways: in the comment box or via email. We always answer you personally. You can also share stories or examples you've seen. That helps everyone!

Will the video play on my computer? Or on my phone?

Either one! If you can watch a YouTube video, you can view this video. That means you can use any device, any screen that can load a web page for you to login. Any PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet, smart TV or TV with a streaming box or stick should work. 

How long is the video?

The video runs around 24 minutes. For a virtual watch party, schedule 40-50 minutes. You'll want that extra time to discuss what you watched and to network and talk with each other. 

Can I share the video with other people?

Yes! Once you’re registered, you can schedule more than one viewing so you reach as many people as possible. We encourage you to watch on your own or set up a virtual watch party anytime in the next 30 days. 

Who should I invite?

  • Your friends who love to do things with you
  • Visionaries like yourself
  • Positive thinkers and doers
  • Leaders and officials
  • Downtown associations, Main Streets, chambers
  • Economic development folks
  • Elected officials from your local municipalities, counties, or tribes
  • People who care about your town

What people say about SaveYour.Town videos

This video stimulated lots of note-taking and conversation between the business owners gathered at my house. Deb and Becky gave us some new ideas and several excellent examples of known models. I think some of us are thinking of pivoting our summer’s plans after participating in Wednesday’s event. Thanks for a well-thought out presentation!
Jonya Pacey, Minnesota
What a TERRIFIC marketing Video. I had 20 businesses show up to watch and they all left with new ideas and an excitement to get back and start implementing! I’ve already had 5 businesses reach out in less than 2 hours after it ended, that are already putting your ideas into action.
Mandy Walsh, City of Lampasas, Texas
There are always great take-aways from the videos that can be put into place immediately. One of my favorites is changing your store's evening vibe (different music, lighting, etc.) because evening shoppers are not the same as day time shoppers.
Diane Moore, Wheaton, Illinois