You might not know Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania, yet, but don’t worry, you’ll know it well during Season 2 of Small Business Revolution – Main Street, streaming now on Hulu.
Now in its second season, Small Business Revolution is a movement and a television show championed by Deluxe, a growth engine for business. Deluxe does everything from webpage development to customized checks and forms- all for small businesses. As a celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary in 2015, the group launched the “Small Business Revolution” in an effort to shine a light on the backbone of [The United States’] economy. Now in its second season, Small Business Revolution is on to Bristol Borough to assist one small town with a $500,000.00 revival. Cities are nominated by the public, last year the team went to Wabash, Indiana. The team, by the way, is Deluxe’s Amanda Brinkman and Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec. They were on hand at a private luncheon in NYC to celebrate the launch of season 2, along with episode one stars Roland and Megan Hems.
During the luncheon, press received a preview of the next season, which featured a family owned auto repair shop in need of bookkeeping assistance and identity help. Their outdated branding failed to show their innovative and competent skills and they needed to communicate trust. In the interest of engaging better, Hems Truck and Auto was refreshed with new logos, plus re-categorization on Yelp and on Google Maps, essential destinations online. Further, a new, mobile-friendly website was developed. Amanda Brinkman is joined by Bogi Lateiner in this effort, who’s a master mechanic and owner of his own shop. Herjavec of Shark Tank offered his financially-minded advice, from restructuring their pricing to getting better accounting and time-management software.
During a Q&A session, Megan Hems took it a bit further once the Deluxe team left her town: she started a community-building exercise for women, allowing them to step into the garage and get a firsthand look under the hood of a car. It was this kind of thinking that was inspired by the visit by Deluxe. Importantly, Megan was able to turn those curious ladies into customers.
The next season of Small Business Revolution will take you from barbershops to Italian restaurants to a daycare center, letting viewers get an inside look at how small businesses operate, learn some practical advice from the experts, and see the United States’ fascinating entrepreneurial landscape.