Our Megaphone and Insider Members have access to all of our recorded videos.
- You can watch these videos on your own, watch along with a small group in your office or hold big watch parties
- You can start and stop as often as you need to, even rewind to catch a key point
- You can watch as many times as you want, no limit, as long as you are personally present each time
Each lesson includes a 20 to 30 minute video. Older videos are one hour long, and they are labeled “classic.”
Our businesses need help with marketing and promotion
It’s never been easier to put marketing messages out into the world, but it’s never been more challenging to make marketing work for small town businesses. We’ll help to get the word out effectively so your businesses can prosper.
Our Downtown Needs Help
These are the lessons to turn to when your downtown needs some help, whether it’s dead in the evenings or just dead! We have ways to bring more life and activity downtown, into the heart of your community.
Our young people are moving away
Each year, another class of seniors graduates high school and most of them move away. Young families move into town, but they’re busy and don’t seem to get involved. How can small towns attract and retain young people? We have some practical ideas you can put into action right away.
People are negative or stuck in the past
Too often, the challenge holding us back the most is our own people. Whether they are actively negative or just a little stuck in the past, these lessons help you shift some thinking. The trends lessons help push people’s thinking forward. Other lessons focus on getting things positive and keeping them there.
We have too many empty buildings
How many empty buildings is too many? You’ll know it when you see it. In these lessons, we’ll help you identify some common causes, offer solutions and get creative about businesses outside of buildings. If we don’t cover your specific problem, each lesson includes a form to send your questions straight to us for a direct answer.
We need more businesses, more jobs or a new approach to economic development
The way we do business in rural areas is not just a mom and pop model anymore. We’re redefining what a business is and what a job is. That means economic development has to change, too. These videos lay out the Innovative Rural Business Models and Rural Jobs Creation Strategies.
We need more volunteers
Volunteers are burning out. People just don’t step up for traditional volunteer jobs like they used to. With all the other change in society, volunteering has to change, too. These lessons share ways to unleash whole new ranks of people and maybe even change your thinking about the chaos that comes with them.
How to do a watch party
You can do a watch party any way that works for you, as long as you are personally present each time.
- You can meet with even one person and show them on your phone or tablet
- You can gather around your computer with a small group
- You can borrow a meeting room with a big screen for a big group
This will work from most any PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android phone or tablet that can play a YouTube video. You can test whether the tech going to work by loading the video page on it and playing the video.
Who should you invite?
- your best friends who are your reliable partners in crime (and non-crime)
- people with positive attitudes who take action
- people who care about your town
I see you aren’t a member yet.
It’s really simple to get started, and you can stay or stop at any time.