Local Merchants Talk Return to Main Street on StartupNation Radio

On today’s special edition of StartupNation Radio, we’re talking to several local Main Street merchants about the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the opportunities ahead.

Joining StartupNation’s Jeff Sloan in the co-host seat is Julie Sloan of MainStreet Nation (a subset of StartupNation), who is a subject matter expert on the business of Main Street. Jeff and Julie kick off the show with Julie’s observations of the current state of local business, including the passion small business owners possess for not only their businesses, but their communities, as well.

Julie Sloan
(Julie Sloan)

John Bry, Supervisor of Local Business Development of Oakland County, joins the discussion to talk about what he’s observed of Main Street businesses during the pandemic. He also offers his expertise on best practices that merchants can implement to sustain their small businesses moving forward.

John Bry
(John Bry)

Then, Jeff and Julie talk with three local Main Street merchants about what they’re doing to position themselves for success coming out of the pandemic.

Featured guests include:

Tune in to the full episode of StartupNation Radio, below, to hear our experts discuss the return to Main Street!

Resources mentioned during the show:

We’ll be back next weekend with another exciting episode of StartupNation Radio! Stay tuned.


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