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Over 600 people answered the Survey of Rural Challenges 

It all comes down to three themes: 

  • Trouble getting things going and keeping them going

  • Trouble keeping up with the rapidly changing business environment

  • Other people don't do what you want them to

Sound familiar? 


You get the best solutions from SaveYour.Town 

It's the best of our 2019 videos, and it's short enough to share with anyone in your community: just under 20 minutes. 


You're going to learn practical steps you can put into action right away to address the most common challenges in small towns.

  • Learn how to plan less and accomplish more. You'll learn our secret for Events People Will Attend and how to apply it to any project. 

  • Learn how to get your local businesses to do what they need to keep up. See how you can do less telling and more enticing. 

  • Learn how to cope with people who don't do what you really want them. Hear how one town learned that consensus emerges from action and how that ties it all together. 

If you're tired of constantly struggling to get anything done in your town, you're going to want to join us for this video. 

Who is this video for? 

Chambers, tribes, government officials, agencies, any people who are charged with supporting small towns and rural communities

Regular people who care about their town and want to make it a better place, especially if you've ever faced opposition or struggled to make headway 

Anyone who filled out the Survey of Rural Challenges and wants to hear what we learned as well as what practical steps to take next

Video available to the public
through December 31
, 2019

Get the 3-Video Bundle

1. Creating Events That People Will Attend
2. Cooperation Creates More Customers: Getting Local Businesses to Work Together
3. If Our Town

This Survey Action video gives you a quick intro to three actionable ideas, now go more in depth. These three additional videos are each only 30 minutes and designed to be shared. You'll understand exactly what steps to take to put these ideas into practice right away. 

If you'd like to watch these SaveYour.Town videos as well, you can get all 3 as a special bundle. You get all 3 extra videos for just $5--a $20 discount off our regular member price.  

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About this video

You'll get a video that lasts about 20 minutes to watch anytime while it's available. That way you have time to watch, think of questions, and share with others in your town. You can send your questions to us by email, and we'll answer you personally.

Why not have a watch party? Invite a few friends to view the video, and learn some small steps you can use right away. 

What are your videos like? Will there be slides?   

You get a video you can watch anytime on demand until Dec 31. You see our faces, and we connect with you personally. There are no boring slides, and we focus on real-world examples, not statistics. Plus you can ask your questions and get a personal answer from us via email. 

Will it 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. 

The recording will be available for sign up through the end of December. 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. 

Will it work with my system? 

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. You can test your setup by logging in here and playing the video on this page. If that works, you should be good to go. 

How long is the video? How long do I need to schedule for a watch party?

The video runs around 20 minutes. For a group watch party, schedule 35-45 minutes. You'll want that extra time to discuss what you watched and to network and talk with each other. 

You can bring friends:

Once you’re registered, you can schedule more than one viewing during your two week window so you reach as many people as possible. Read our tips for fun Watch Parties

We allow you to watch alone, invite friends and hold multiple replays anywhere in your town, as long as you’re personally present each time. If others want to watch without you, we ask that they also register. 

Who should you 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 municipalities, counties, tribes
  • People who care about your town

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  • I so enjoy your emails, videos, and glad to be new members of SaveYour.Town. We have found great value in this and chose to invest in being a member. We were members of another downtown organization but after many years found no value in it for our small town. But you all Rock!!!
    Jacqualine Fitzgerald, Kenton, Ohio
  • 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
  • I have so many ideas, but didn't really have the motivating vehicle to get the stakeholders together to present them. Your video is the perfect vehicle to generate the enthusiasm and wherewithal to needed to start the ball rolling. While viewing the video, my enthusiasm to see things happen in Cleveland was regenerated, and it hasn't waned. I can't wait to start that journey. Keeping in mind, there are so many areas to address, I joined and am now a member of the Insiders so I can view all of the videos.
    Mary Johnson, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Chamber of Commerce
  • I ran the "Top Ten Trends for Small Towns" video from my Megaphone subscription about three months ago. Two ladies who were there jumped on the Painted Rocks idea and set up a FB page for our town of 900. They invited everyone to target "What Canada Means to You" images to start the ball rolling and aimed for everyone to hide their rocks a day or two before Canada Day, July 1st. It went over great. Today 337 members and going strong. Now moving on with more videos. Great reception for "Gather Your Crowd," with more ideas bubbling up.
    Paul Douglas Stevens, Ontario
  • 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
  • Your videos are just so precious. I wish I could fill an auditorium with our local chamber of commerce leaders and boards to hear you both.
    Jim Blankenship, Tennessee
  • 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, Oronoco, Minnesota,
  • We had a fabulous inaugural “EDC after hours” on Wednesday night this week! We did the replay of the Bringing Big Ideas to Life – it was a perfect launching point for discussion! We had 25 of our members in attendance, and secured three new members as a result!
    Julie Barr, Schoolcraft County, U.P., Michigan
  • I appreciated the very relaxed feel to the video. No monotone drone that gets tuned out off and on throughout a session... I watched it twice as matter of fact.
    James Leonard, Town of Buffalo, Oklahoma
  • The great thing is that the principles you discuss are as applicable here in rural Australia as they are in the USA!
    David Scott, Destination Dorrigo, Australia


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