With Hustles' Encore, Marrying Passion & Strategy

"Cleveland Hustles" features exceptional small businesses competing for mentorship and investment. However, not every business gets the investment. With "Hustles' Encore," Deluxe teamed up with "Cleveland Hustles" to offer the runners-up tactical advice to help them prosper. From logo design to digital presence, Deluxe worked to help these small businesses cut through the clutter and create brands that consumers want, while letting the business owners focus on doing what they love.

It can be difficult to immediately quantify the value of a thoughtful marketing strategy, but Deluxe knows that in a crowded marketplace, standing out is essential. In the world of small business, the ability to clearly articulate an offering's unique selling proposition can mean the difference between failure and success.

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Small Business Stories

Small Business Revolution Documentary

The short-form documentary showcasing the entire Small Business Revolution campaign was released in Fall 2015. The official trailer previews the stories of these small businesses.

Deluxe Behind the Business Series: The Natural Grip

Learn how Ashley and Justin Drake — the husband-and-wife duo behind the revolutionary hand-protection product — worked with marketing experts at Deluxe to overcome challenges that many entrepreneurs face every day.

Deluxe Behind the Business Series: Nuts ‘N More

Watch as Deluxe and “Shark Tank” star Robert Herjavec help Nuts ‘N More capitalize on new marketing opportunities to get found online.

Deluxe Behind the Business Series: Happy Feet

Go Behind the Business with Pat Yates — the owner behind the popular comfy slipper business — and watch how Deluxe helped him overcome certain challenges.

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