Deb Brown offers programs on various small-town challenges and has traveled extensively through rural America helping communities on their path to vitality.
Her keynotes, webinars and workshops help small towns figure out what to do with empty buildings, improve marketing and economic development, and overall become more innovative and idea-friendly.
She has helped all kinds of rural communities and the organizations that serve them.
Brown is also the co-founder of www.saveyour.town along with Becky McCray. They offer practical advice on how to shape a brighter future for small towns.
On this episode of the Rural Business Show, Brown talks about why she cares about small towns and how she became an expert voice in rural business. She shares experiences she's had working with rural communities - the successes, the challenges and what she's learned. We discuss why trying to get the big company to move into a town is often the wrong strategy and the importance of supporting home-grown entrepreneurs.
Brown also discusses how to overcome negativity and find new ways to get the community involved outside of the typical committee model.