Monday, March 23, 2015

March 29th is "National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day"

March 29th is a day to celebrate and recognize the Mom and Pop business owners which make up so many of our favorite places, local icons and the history and fabric of our communities.

These individuals spend countless hours nurturing and growing their young enterprises. The workload demands, and lack of a hired staff, often translates into long and late hours, and many missed family and personal events. But, all in all, they love what they do.
After all, they are their own boss. New businesses have always been a vital, yet not fully appreciated, part of the U.S. economy. On they retail side, they bring different and unique products to the marketplace. They provide stellar and personal service support. When you call, you are more likely to get a real, live person. And unlike big national chains, they know their products. They are outstanding performers in niche markets. In manufacturing, they create many new concepts and ideas, making them creators of new products. Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day by showing your their stores today, and everyday!

"This holiday was created to honor the business that my parents started on 3/29/39 in Everett , MA - a hat shop called Ruth’s. It later developed into a woman’s specialty clothing store and moved to Medford , MA , increasing in size to 10,000 square feet with over $2 million dollars revenue until it closed in 1997."

Source: Rick Segel, the son of local "mom and pop" owners.

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