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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While the battle between big chains and mom-and-pop stores has raged in New York City for decades, this year, Reverend Billy's call for zoning change is gaining new momentum, both among activists and in city government.
At onetime, the company only served the mom-and-pop stores, but now it serves independent supermarkets and convenience stores.
Plus, every community has dry cleaners, and most are mom-and-pop stores that can easily initiate innovation.
We see this approach used increasingly by very small businesses, like the mom-and-pop stores," says Roy Hastick, CEO of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brooklyn, New York.
For companies like PEZ that produce and distribute products to everyone from mom-and-pop stores to Wal-Mart, having the ability to exact better controls over supply chain visibility is critical," said Rick Marquardt, president of North American Operations at Ross.
The tree-lined stretch of mom-and-pop stores and restaurants linking downtown with North Hollywood is in the midst of a revival.
It is also available in natural food stores, grocery stores, gourmet delis and mom-and-pop stores in Colorado, California, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Chicago and Detroit.
With 975 paying members, the Burbank Chamber of Commerce represents a wide variety of businesses ranging from small mom-and-pop stores to billion-dollar film studios.
But I think it's a combination of small mom-and-pop stores with some of the stores that we were able to acquire (at the Empire Center), some of the locations that really supplement our revenue.
Which is true, of course, just like the people who run Wal-Mart don't care about the folks who own all those mom-and-pop stores they're driving out of business.
While mom-and-pop stores with a unique product or service held their ground across the Valley, Gregory's Toys has floundered since the economy started its nose dive just before the Sept.
A lot of mom-and-pop stores closed because they couldn't match the savings the larger stores offered.