San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/16/2015 -- There is something quaint and familial about walking down the main street of a small town. The lack of chain restaurants and shopping malls, the slower paced lifestyle, and the neighborly greeting that you can't find in a big city all hold great appeal. However, when the economy dips or job opportunities dry up, this can be detrimental to Small Town U.S.A.
One town in Maryland is taking back the reigns to revive its own downtown. Real estate broker and small business owner Deborah SeBour recently created the Arbutus Commercial Revitalization Group to think of ways to improve the business corridor of Arbutus.
"We're spending our money here to grow the business and we'd really like to see other people do the same," said SeBour, who said she recently spent $100,000 for an addition to the renovated colonial where her real estate business operates. As a local business owner, she is inspiring others to join in her pursuit to invest in revitalizing her community. "There are properties in Arbutus for sale and we're seeing turnover, where properties are now becoming available that have been owned for a long time. They need new blood, new business and young people with a little bit of money."
According to Forbes.com, over 50% of the working population (120 million individuals) works in a small business and there are almost 28 million small businesses in the U.S. Many of these are located in small towns and are benefiting from working with affordable business lawyers by tapping into legal service solutions like online marketplace UpCounsel whose virtual network of attorneys on demand are able to transcend traditional boundaries of time, space, corporate, and geographical boundaries to help businesses in need of legal help.
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