Resources

For additional information, visit these expertly curated websites, guides, and solutions created specifically to help you and your small business.


Main Street Networks

Main Street America

Main Street America is one of the foremost organizations working to revitalize older and historic commercial districts, promoting the return of vibrant neighborhoods and thriving economies.

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Main Street Oakland County

Main Street Oakland County (MSOC) is a unique program for downtowns, with a historic preservation philosophy and an emphasis on "sense of place." MSOC helps develop downtowns as vibrant, successful districts that serve as the heart of their communities.

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National Retail Federation

NRF represents discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers in the United States and across the world.

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Local First

Supports a "People First Economy" through local ownership, as communities with higher percentages of locally-owned companies are healthier by nearly all standards.

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Independent We Stand

Helping independently owned businesses across the country by reaching out to their communities, this organization focuses on the many benefits of "buying local.

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Main Street Services

Localogy

Localogy's research activities are focused on the technologies and media being used by local consumers to find, engage and transact with businesses big and small.

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Urban Main

Urban Main offers a new set of economic development services to help under-resourced older and historic neighborhood commercial districts restore economic vitality and promote quality of life.

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Small Nation

With their signature "Hustle Hard" approach, Small Nation develops places, spaces and dreams for small towns and small town entrepreneurs across the country.

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Encurate

Develops custom branded apps formuseums, gardens, aquariums, zoos, and other cultural & tourist destinations, creating the best - and safest - experience for visitors.

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ZoomProspector

Providing what businesses need to make successful location decisions, with robust, high quality data that drills all the way down to zip code level.

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Jon Schallert

Jon Schallert is an internationally-recognized speaker and business expert, teaching businesses and communities how to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations.

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Opportunity Strategies

Provides professional facilitation, customized training, and strategic planning firm that helps small organizations get from where they are to where they want to be.

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WhizBang

Helping retailers of all sizes build great stores, WhizBang! Retail Training offer products and services designed to fit the needs of any retailer, including those on Main Street.

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Main Street Learning Resources

Small Business Revolution

Dedicated to helping small businesses, and in turn, small towns, reignite the spark that drives them and keeps people coming back, this original series highlights Main Street transformations.

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StartupNation Radio

If you’ve ever wanted to start a business or are currently growing one, StartupNation Radio brings you the whole gamut of small business features, from breakthrough innovators to heartwarming hometown mom and pops who’ve changed their lives and those around them.

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Shop Small by American Express

From the creators of Small Business Saturday, explore educational resources for small business owners navigating COVID-19 from American Express. Here, you can find information including articles with tips that can help during this challenging time.

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