I just read an inspiring article about local businesses and residents in Kauai who decided to work together and fix a national park road in need of repair due to severe flooding. The government had told them it would take years and $4 million to get it done, but many businesses on the island would've been forced to shut down because the park is such a big tourist destination. So one local resident organized, got volunteers and they fixed the road in eight days—for free. This is a great reminder that one person and one community can work together to get something done.
If you're looking to make a difference in the amount of traffic you get in your store, I'm organizing a TweetChat (a group of people having a live conversation via Twitter.com) to discuss no cost or low-cost marketing ideas for your store. If you want to participate and you're unsure how it works, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call me at 800.936.6297 ext. 11 or leave a comment below. I'm looking forward to your ideas!