Small Business

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Small Business

A type of enterprise that is independently owned and operated, has few employees, does a small amount of business, and is not predominant in its area of operation.


Sole Proprietorship.

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com to fetch local product availability and real-time prices from nearly 50,000 national big-box and regional retailers, as well as this first batch of mom-and-pop shops that cover everything from hard-to-find sporting goods to limited designer apparel.
The hypermarkets have even been a boon of sorts to Chilean mom-and-pop shops.
The grant from JPMorgan Chase will make a "significant contribution" to ACCION New York's "American Dream Fund," created by the Brooklyn-based lender after September 11th to provide loans to small- and micro-business owners, like mom-and-pop shops, street vendors and kiosk owners -- many of whom were located below 14th Street and heavily depended on Lower Manhattan for its customers, according to Terri Ludwig, CEO of ACCION New York.
That stretch of Broadway - with small mom-and-pop shops, a church and the main post office - has struggled for decades to attract foot traffic and become an economically viable gateway to downtown Glendale.
These tenants are all mom-and-pop shops who entered into leases in 2001-2002 with the understanding they are paying rent and common-area maintenance (CAM) charges of 45 cents per square foot, which they have been paying.
She lamented the rising rents that naturally occur whenever a seedy area of a city begins to gentrify, forcing out some of the mom-and-pop shops.
But the warnings have not trickled down to the mom-and-pop shops dotting the San Fernando Valley, who stock bags of the candy, often used to stuff pinatas.
BURBANK - The mostly mom-and-pop shops that line Magnolia Boulevard will unite tonight for the ninth annual Holiday in the Park festival as a thank-you to patrons of local businesses.
Its promoters hope to lure badly needed foot traffic to a struggling Sherman Way business corridor of mom-and-pop shops.
We've seen this area go from very pedestrian-friendly, with mom-and-pop shops, to kind of unkempt.
Opening day couldn't come a day sooner for the many owners of antique stores and other mom-and-pop shops.
Together the two groups encompass a diverse membership, ranging from large international corporations such as Dole Foods in Westlake Village and Amgen in Thousand Oaks to small mom-and-pop shops and home-based businesses.