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CREATE BRIDGES Support Resources

CREATE BRIDGES Regional Steering Committees and Leadership Team would like to offer some resource guidance and resources for our CREATE regions: Ozark Foothills (Sharp, Fulton, Izard) and 3Cs (Howard, Little River, Sevier). 

Join the conversation on the "Future of Rural Chambers of Commerce" with  CREATE BRIDGES' Brandon Mathews and Shelley Short, vice president of programs and partnerships at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas and Executive Director of Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives .

Creating a 'Google My Business' Profile (7:37)

Instructions on creating a "Google My Business" profile 

Managing 'Google My Business' on Desktop (10:56)

Managing 'Google My Business' on Mobile App (3:54)

Creating Your Facebook Business profile (9:45)

Instructions on Creating, Claiming, and Managing Your Facebook Business Page

Managing Facebook Business profile (4:28)

Managing Facebook Business on Mobile App (4:00)

Claiming Your Tripadvisor profile (8:56)

Instructions on Creating, Claiming, and Managing Your TripAdvisor page

Creating Your Tripadvisor Account (8:08)

Managing Your Tripadvisor on Mobile App (3:25)

Creating Your Yelp profile (7:43)

Instructions on Creating, Claiming, and Managing your Yelp Business Account

Claiming and Managing Your Yelp profile (9:24)

Managing Your Yelp profile on Mobile App (4:19)

Webinar Q&A

Arkansas Extranet Step-By-Step Demonstration by Suzanne and James Babb, 3Cs Regional Steering Committee Members and owners of Pepper Creek Properties (3:00 minutes)

Additional Resources

COVID-19 has impacted everyone, but small businesses in particular have experienced challenges and disruption unlike they’ve ever known before. Keeping this in mind, together with Retail Minded, we want to offer you guidance and actionable insight to help you move forward in our continuously changing commerce landscape – ultimately helping to bring some relief to small businesses during this time of crisis.

In this 3-webinar series, you can look forward to gaining:

  • Trusted insight specific to small businesses, including retailers, restaurants & more
  • Actionable strategies that include free resources to lean on & learn from
  • Supportive insight from industry retail expert, Author & Small Business Saturday Spokesperson, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle

Overcoming Obstacles: How Independent Retailers & Restaurants Can Find Success Despite Competition, Challenges & COVID-19 (1:01:28)

Digital Marketing Efforts to Help Connect, Communicate & Convert Customers to Your Unique Retail Business (37:13)

10 Action Steps to Re-Building Your Retail Business (44:45)

Business owners face perilous times during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those in rural communities. We've started the Arkansas Small Business: Big Rural Impact podcast to hear from rural business owners in two regions: Ozark Foothills (Izard, Sharp, and Fulton counties) and 3Cs (Little River, Howard, and Sevier counties).

Tune in to our Big Rural Impact Podcast


For more information on COVID-19, check out the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture website ( For immediate quarantine and isolation sheltering needs for homeless or displaced individuals, please call 501-661-2136.