Every town needs a future mural, or a series of them.
Seems like every small town has a history-themed mural, but very few have a future-themed or even modern-style mural.
Many towns use old photos as displays, including in empty buildings. They do get people talking about what you used to have. But how are you engaging people in talking about what you will become?
If every single display depicts the past, who is showing the future?
For every historic image, do a one-to-one match with a future image.
We spend enough time reminding people our town has a past. We don’t spend enough time reminding people our town has a future.
About Becky McCray
Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband own a retail liquor store in Alva, Oklahoma, and a small cattle ranch nearby. Becky is an international speaker on small business.
- Where’s your town’s future mural? – April 22, 2019
- The secret to effective follow up: What NOT to say – April 15, 2019
- How church buildings can do more for the community – April 8, 2019
- Ideas to fill empty display windows – April 2, 2019
- Know your customers: What do they want to be good at? – March 25, 2019
- 99% of the best things you can do for your town don’t require anyone’s permission – March 4, 2019
- Want more public attendance at your events? Make sure your signs include this specific phrase – February 18, 2019
- Know your customer: Who’s asking them questions? – February 11, 2019
- How restaurants can market each other in small towns – February 4, 2019
- SEO for voice search is different for rural small business – January 28, 2019