Mankato, MN (PRWEB) December 11, 2011
Two Mankato, MN residents heard the frustration of consumers wishing for an online deal site that would offer savings in their own neighborhood. They also understood the often prohibitive costs of advertising for small business owners. With one website, the two entrepreneurs are hoping to change both of these things.
Flatlanddeals.com is an online deal site that focuses on rural areas, starting with the Greater Mankato area in southern Minnesota. Carrie Lewis and Josh Rising are working to bring affordable internet marketing strategies to small businesses by allowing them to offer deals and specials to their customer base with no up-front costs.
“As a small business owner, I have seen first-hand how hard it can be to budget for advertising in this economy. And as a consumer, I know that I appreciate saving money at my local businesses,” Lewis stated. “Why can’t smaller communities have the same opportunities as more urban areas to promote their businesses and save money? With Flatlanddeals.com I hope to prove that they can.”
After months of planning and prep work, Flatlanddeals.com is ready and waiting. “We are waiting to bring the merchants and consumers together. It’s a very exciting time for us and for the community.”