For as long as I can remember I have always had a soft spot in my heart for locally-owned businesses. I make it my business to support them whenever I can. This is something that I feel very strongly about. Aside from the fact that I derive a great deal of satisfaction of walking into a place "where everybody knows your name" I find that I usually get much better service in these stores. Very often the owner is right there on the premises and he/she is … more
We have owned a family owned business for 35 years now. There is nothing like seeing the repeating customers over and over again. You know everyone by name and they greet you with sincere smile. Mom and Pop shops are becoming extinct by retail chains. We must make an effort to keep these types of businesses open by supporting them and referring family and friends to them.