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Friday, 29 March 2013

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

March 29th is ‘National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.’ As the name says, this day is to celebrate and give attention to those small business owners. These people normally put in long and hard hours because there usually aren’t many employees. Things still need to get done so the few people that are employed at these places have to get the work done no matter how long it takes. Normally these people don’t mind these kinds of hours because the work isn’t overly bad. After all, they do not have to listen to other people really because they are their own bosses.

Small businesses like these are vital to the economy and many people prefer going to these places instead of the big corporate companies. Customer support usually is way better and quicker. People know what they are talking about and are more willing to help because they know that’s what keeps businesses alive.

This holiday should be promoted by people shopping in these stores. If you generally pass up these shops to go to the corporates, take a moment today to stop in and see what they have to offer. These are people’s livelihoods and they are very passionate about what they do. I know firsthand what this is like as my grandparents and parents own a small hunting and sporting clays club. They appreciate every person that walks through the door to support them. Everyone is greeted and treated like they are valued, which is how everyone should be all the time anyway. Make someone’s day happier by shopping at the small ‘mom and pop’ places in your area. Thank them for their hard work by buying things they sell. Have fun and good luck!


How The Holiday Started:

On National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day we honor the small, family business owners who bring so much to our communities. As they labor to grow their enterprises, they bring jobs, revenue to other local businesses, and general good fortune to the area. The success and desirability of many communities is closely tied to the success of nearby enterprises.
According Rick Segel, the son of the "mom and pop" who started this holiday, it was created on March 29th, 1939. His parents were the owners of a hat shop called "Ruth's" in Everett, MA.

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