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Main Street Programs and Main Street Business Owners Grant Application Workshop #2

Thursday, April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm • Organized By Missouri Main Street Connection
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Missouri Main Street Connection is proud to announce a new grant opportunity! A grant application workshop will be hosted on April 8th at 9:00AM and 6:00PM. You must attend one of the application workshops to apply for this grant. RSVP by emailing


Areas local Main Street programs and Main Street business owners can apply for assistance in these areas:

·    Community & Business Marketing Plan

·    New Business Recruitment Plan

·    Business Retention Plan

·    Business Owner Succession Plan

·    Amenity & Communication Plans to Promote Safety as People Return to the District

·    Pop-up Shop & Incubator Benefits / Utilization

·    Featured Artisans Benefits / Utilization

·    Cooperative Business Models for Testing Market Potential

·    Market & Demographic Analysis Training

·    Establishing an Online Storefront for Growth

·    Marketing Plans

·    Advertising Tactics

·    Social Media Engagement

·    Diversify Customer Base

·    Utilize & Increase Sales on Online Platforms

·    Business Evaluation

·    Implementations of Business Solutions

·    Local Sourcing Identification

·    Operational Growth Initiatives & Shifts


We welcome creative ideas in the application process! 
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