A big welcome to you—it’s been a big day on the radio today! Thank you for finding Urban Escapee. By coincidence both recent radio appearances were broadcast today. Both discuss building an indie business in a micropolitan.
“The Story with Dick Gordon”
“The Story” is an American Public Radio show broadcast nationally (and, thanks to satellite radio internationally, too) featuring real people and real stories… I spoke about some of the challenges building our business, George Bowers Grocery, in 2008 after leaving New York City for the micropolitan of Staunton, Virginia. I recommend the full episode! If you just like to hear my bit, it’s at 31 minutes in….hear the drama, dirt, and glory here!
“Small Biz Survival”
Becky McCray is author of the forthcoming book “Small Town Rules“, which is all about what corporate America can learn from small towns. Becky and I immediately hit it off based on our shared interest in social media, and “small town” retail (in addition to her other pursuits, Becky also owns a liquor store in Woods County, Oklahoma). Check out her bio here.
I’m on Becky’s podcast today talking about a host of issues building a business in a small town. Like, what makes a micropolitan “cool”, anyway? Have a listen here.
A big thanks to Dick and Becky for having me as a guest!
About This Site
I cover the unsung advantages and attributes of our rural urbanism. Check out the Micropolitan Manifesto and the posts here for more thoughts on that… and please, join the conversation. You can reach me by joining the mailing list or saying hello on the Facebook page.