Collisions, Serendipity, and the Hybrid Vigor of Ideas
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What will this webinar cover?
No one creates jobs in a vacuum.
- They need to connect to customers.
- They need to connect to people at suppliers and service providers.
- They need to connect to people who help them think of the new ideas that generate new value that create more demand that lead to new jobs.
- They need to connect to people who can fill those jobs.
Innovation isn’t about a lone inventor sitting in a lab somewhere. Innovation is about two or three people putting together pieces of seemingly unrelated ideas to generate a new idea.
Innovation works best when people connect with people outside their usual network, people who aren’t exactly like them.
That may not be easy in a small town. Your rural town has different kinds of people. You have different businesses. You have people with differing ideas. But they don’t necessarily mix and connect easily.
When you bring them together and help them connect, you’re spurring innovation and generating future jobs.
How can you do that, when you’re already overwhelmed with too many things to do? Learn ways small towns are connecting their small businesses and would-be entrepreneurs with the support and network they need to be successful and create jobs. Learn about business resource nights, networking events, backroom tours, and online courses you can take together. You’ll hear about actual small towns who are using these techniques right now.
Available to members only:
This webinar was originally priced at $20. You can get this webinar plus four more for just $25 for a month of access as a Megaphone Webinar Member.
You can bring friends:
Once you’re registered, you are welcome to invite as many people as you like to join you in a viewing party, as many times as you like, as long as you remain a member. That’s why we call it Megaphone Membership, because we want you to spread the word!
Who should you invite?
- Downtown associations, Main Streets, Chambers
- economic development folks
- elected officials, cities, towns municipalities
- the boys at the coffee shops
- those who want to revitalize their downtowns
- people who want to start a business but not sure how to get started
- visionaries like yourself
What people who’ve been to Becky and Deb’s previous webinars have to say:
“Lots of great ideas for small rural towns and small business owners who just want to try something out or expand their businesses. It’s so much about building a community and telling the stories about what works. Great presenters as well, who are obviously passionate and genuine about what they do, and embody economic development in their everyday work.”
Kathleen Code, British Columbia, Canada
“Your webinars are just so precious. Increase them. Do them repetitively. I wish I could fill an auditorium with our local chamber of commerce leaders and boards to hear you both.”
Jim Blankenship, Tennessee
“This webinar 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, Oronoco, Minnesota, RochesterFiber.com
“I watched the webinar video last night. It was great. I think you and Deb make good team. Nice banter, good pacing, and lots of useful information. Excellent!”
Cindy Kelly, Kansas