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.
But what makes this article about small, closely held restaurants taking on the fast-food giants particularly compelling is the fine reporting and writing that revealed the challenges mom-and-pop eateries must overcome.
Nearly all businesses, from mom-and-pop shops to utilities, interact with banks in cyberspace.
The company uses a simple 16-page, double-spaced contract of sale that mom-and-pop sellers like immensely.
Some mom-and-pop retailers also have stepped up their marketing efforts.
With $395 million in annual revenue in 2001, the company that supplies products to independent convenience stores, mom-and-pop grocery stores, small supermarkets and retail tobacco stores has grown nearly 20 percent since 2000, when its revenue was $330 million, and 41 percent since 1999, when its revenue reached $280 million.
While state aid couldn't save Super Pride, Leonard says this doesn't mean that other companies are doomed in a culture where mom-and-pop grocery stores are an integral part of the blue-collar city.
He saw the demise of mom-and-pop insurance and financial-services shops.
But growth hasn't squeezed out the mom-and-pop shops.
When I was a small kid, one of my favorite signs posted at mom-and-pop grocery stores read, "We don't know where Mom is, but we have Pop on ice.
Reports of the decline of the small mom-and-pop restaurant have been greatly exaggerated, according to just-related research from the U.
The majority of mom-and-pop shops are open for business and ready to take your muffaletta and gumbo orders.