How to Grow Your Shop in a Small Town - with Chris Fleniken of Real Graphics

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One of the questions that we get all the time is "How do I grow my shop?". It's usually followed by "in a small city or town". Not every sign maker lives in a large metro area with tons of opportunity for growth.

In this episode, we're joined by Chris Fleniken of Real Graphics in Lufkin, Texas. Chris has built a small business empire by playing the long game. We cover:

- How to grow your shop
- The importance of diversifying your income streams
- What role community plays in your success

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How to Grow Your Shop in a Small Town - with Chris Fleniken of Real Graphics
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