A community is not a true community without at least a few small businesses. Small businesses can become staples, or even institutions, in a town if the conditions are so that a mom and pop shop can flourish. There is nothing quite like walking into a local store and having the attendant say, “What are we having today? The usual?” Or, something as simple as being on a first-name basis with an employee can truly brighten your day. Moments like these are usually only reserved for the small businesses. How often can you walk into a Wal-Mart and have a personal connection with a worker? Small businesses not only provide that personal connection, but they also provide that personal touch to their products that makes what they are selling truly special… read more by clicking here

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