Posts Tagged ‘rural’
Does your town stay open late?
What if you told the story that your town is one that stays open late? You’d probably be telling the truth, even though many of your downtown stores close at 5. Make a list of all the businesses that stay open late. Restaurants Convenience Store Gas Station Salons Gyms Pharmacies Big Boxes (ones still open…Read More
What will the future look like?
Location doesn’t matter in the future. You can work from anywhere. Work will be competitive and informal/hands on education will be valuable. Artists will be in good shape and Dr’s will see more robots replacing them. It will be the networking economy and we will need people who can connect with robots. Empathy, communication skills, management…Read More
What story are you telling?
We can be our own worst enemies. It’s time to change that habit. The rural narrative that others are writing about us is just not true. Rural is NOT dying, and they are describing rural based on deficits. Let’s get better about talking about our assets. Our downtowns have changed not because they are rural but…Read More
Raise Your Voice
Paula Jensen is a guest blogger, and I’m thrilled to share this article of hers. (All bolded letters are at my direction.) Raise Your Voice for Rural Communities It seems to me the only voices being heard in this world are from big companies, big cities and big government. The news blasted on my car…Read More