SHOREVIEW, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Deluxe Corporation is debuting the second season of Small Business
Revolution – Main Street, an online series that showcases the $500,000
revitalization of one small town, and how its business community
overcomes common challenges facing small businesses across America.
The second season’s eight episodes chronicle the community of Bristol
Borough, Pennsylvania, which emerged as the winner from among 14,000
nominations. The episodes illustrate how the Deluxe team of small
business marketing experts helped bring a $500,000 revitalization to
local businesses. Deluxe once again enlisted entrepreneur and Shark Tank
star Robert Herjavec, and with the stakes even higher for Season 2, also
tapped a host of other experts to lend their business acumen.
The first two episodes are now streaming at SmallBusinessRevolution.org,
and each of the remaining six episodes will be released on a weekly
basis. They feature everything from a family-run auto shop to an edgy
clothing boutique to a children’s education center. And now, the public
is invited to nominate the town they believe should win the Small
Business Revolution’s next $500,000 revitalization.
“After a successful first season, we knew that even bigger things were
in store for Small Business Revolution – Main Street Season 2,” said
Amanda Brinkman, Chief Brand and Communications Officer at Deluxe.
“Ultimately, it is a validation of these businesses’ passion and hard
work, and we encourage everyone to nominate the small town that they
think deserves the next revitalization.”
Deluxe, a leading provider of small-business marketing and financial
services, launched the Small Business Revolution – Main Street contest
in 2016, and shared the inspiring story of Wabash, Indiana, in Season 1.
The program received more than 14,000 nominations for Season 2, and
after finalists were announced, nearly 1 million votes were cast, with
Bristol Borough being named winner.
In each episode, Brinkman and Herjavec tackle marketing, business and
personal issues facing small business owners and community leaders. The
series captures the struggle to run a business in a small town and the
triumph of a community coming together.
Bristol Borough is a beautiful and resilient town nestled on the
picturesque shore of the Delaware River. Like so many small towns across
America, it is regaining its identity after major manufacturing left,
and small businesses are helping bring back jobs and the local economy.
“I continue to be so inspired by the passion of these small businesses
and how they are working together with town leaders to create a thriving
business community,” Herjavec said. “The second season of Small Business
Revolution – Main Street offers even more actionable insights that are
applicable to all types of small businesses.”
In 2015, in conjunction with its 100th anniversary, Deluxe created the
Small Business Revolution to celebrate a century of providing
marketing and other services to small businesses and financial
institutions. The project started by telling 100 stories of small
businesses throughout the country, and Deluxe produced a
longer-form documentary film about the critical importance of small
businesses to our economy. In 2016, Deluxe launched the Small Business
Revolution – Main Street program to shine a spotlight on the importance
of small businesses across America. Learn more at SmallBusinessRevolution.org.
About Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe is a growth engine for small
businesses and financial institutions. Nearly 4.4 million small business
customers access Deluxe’s wide range of products and services, including
customized checks and forms, as well as website development and hosting,
email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo
design. For our approximately 5,600 financial institution customers,
Deluxe offers industry-leading programs in checks, data analytics and
customer acquisition and treasury management solutions including fraud
prevention and profitability. Deluxe is also a leading provider of
checks and accessories sold directly to consumers. For more information,
visit us at www.deluxe.com,