Thursday, January 6, 2011

Big Small Towns and Small Small Towns

The size of your town makes a difference. The smaller your town, the less likely you have critical mass, economically speaking. So formulating economic development policies to support entrepreneurs is more challenging.

A small-small town will also have fewer support services. Tiny towns lack:
 - accountants
 - office supply stores
 - management consultants
 - marketing support professionals
 - advertising agencies
 - computer repair and support techs

But if you are thinking too much about these issues, you are looking for an excuse to not start.  In a flat world, in a connected world, you can usually procure those services from outside the region.

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