CREATE BRIDGES Support Resources
CREATE BRIDGES Regional Steering Committees and Leadership Team would like to offer some resource guidance and resources for our CREATE regions: Ozark Foothills (Sharp, Fulton, Izard) and 3Cs (Howard, Little River, Sevier).
Creating a 'Google My Business' Profile (7:37)
Managing 'Google My Business' on Desktop (10:56)
Managing 'Google My Business' on Mobile App (3:54)
Creating Your Facebook Business profile (9:45)
Managing Facebook Business profile (4:28)
Managing Facebook Business on Mobile App (4:00)
Claiming Your Tripadvisor profile (8:56)
Instructions on Creating, Claiming, and Managing Your TripAdvisor page
Creating Your Tripadvisor Account (8:08)
Managing Your Tripadvisor on Mobile App (3:25)
Creating Your Yelp profile (7:43)
Claiming and Managing Your Yelp profile (9:24)
Managing Your Yelp profile on Mobile App (4:19)
CREATE PROJECTS (Project Resources for Optimizing and Jumpstarting Effective, Collaborative, Timely
Strategies) is a component of CREATE BRIDGES that provides an opportunity for businesses
and organizations in Fulton, Izard, and Sharp to turn ideas into actions.
PROJECTS must align with CREATE BRIDGES purpose of strengthening retail, accommodations, tourism, and entertainment by building rural innovations and developing growth economics. The submission timeline is from July 8, 2021 through August 6, 2021.
Businesses and organizations will be notified by the CREATE BRIDGS team whether PROJECTS have been selected. The CREATE BRIDGES team will coordinate with applicants to ensure the completion of their PROJECTS.
NO SUBMISSIONS OUTSIDE OF THE SPECIFIED REGION WILL BE CONSIDERED.
COVID-19 has impacted everyone, but small businesses in particular have experienced challenges and disruption unlike they’ve ever known before. Keeping this in mind, together with Retail Minded, we want to offer you guidance and actionable insight to help you move forward in our continuously changing commerce landscape – ultimately helping to bring some relief to small businesses during this time of crisis.
In this 3-webinar series, you can look forward to gaining:
- Trusted insight specific to small businesses, including retailers, restaurants & more
- Actionable strategies that include free resources to lean on & learn from
- Supportive insight from industry retail expert, Author & Small Business Saturday Spokesperson, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
Overcoming Obstacles: How Independent Retailers & Restaurants Can Find Success Despite Competition, Challenges
& COVID-19 (1:01:28)
Digital Marketing Efforts to Help Connect, Communicate & Convert Customers to Your
Unique Retail Business (37:13)
10 Action Steps to Re-Building Your Retail Business (44:45)
Business owners face perilous times during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those in rural communities. We've started the Arkansas Small Business: Big Rural Impact podcast to hear from rural business owners in two regions: Ozark Foothills (Izard, Sharp, and Fulton counties) and 3Cs (Little River, Howard, and Sevier counties).
For more information on COVID-19, check out the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture website (www.uaex.uada.edu/covid19). For immediate quarantine and isolation sheltering needs for homeless or displaced individuals, please call 501-661-2136.