Celebrating Backroads + Promoting Local with Joan Sacrison
Today’s guest is Joan Sacrison, founder of the website www.travelbackroads.today where she features small town events, businesses and what she calls “clusters” to help people interested in finding those “diamonds in the rough” while they’re taking the roads less traveled.
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Celebrating Backroads + Promoting Local Episode Summary:
On the show today, Joan shares her entrepreneurial journey—which started with her selling everything under the sun as a young girl—and her philosophy that you’re never too old to learn something new. As a rural champion, Joan has a passion for celebrating all that’s to love about living and working in rural America.
About Joan Sacrison
Born and raised city, love and live rural; I love it all. My life has taken me to many communities to live as I’m married to a Pastor and we raised two girls who are now grown and we have three grandchildren whom we’re loving like crazy. I’ve always had a different job in the communities in which we’ve lived and have learned to adapt and change. I love a challenge and facing the unknown and like with everything, it’s a journey. Starting this business came in later years for me, however I started being an entrepreneur at a very young age. Finding those “diamonds in the rough” businesses wherever they are so others get to experience the uniqueness of each one feeds into my fierce passion of entrepreneurship, small and local.
In this episode, we tackle…
What can we find on www.travelbackroads.today?
Well, you should check it out to see! Joan has organized the website into several categories of rural things to see, including murals, businesses, and what she calls “clusters”. You’ll have to listen in to hear what that means!
Listen to this episode to hear more about:
🚗 what a “cluster” is and what it could mean for your small town
🚗 what ABL stands for and why it matters to small towns
🚗 the importance of promoting the amazing things your local community has to offer
🚗 why it’s never too late to start something new