If you have a small local business you may find it hard to get noticed. It may be even harder if you are in a small area with limited potential clients. But, in the video linked below, you will hear that you have to take advantage of local events and connections to help you spread the word.
You may even want to buddy up with your competition to find even more ways to build your business. Maybe you can work things out so you both grow and get new clients...that would be much better than fighting them .
See the video for even more small local business tips - Getting Your Business Noticed in a Small Local Market
Being in a small town or city doesn't mean you can't have a successful business.