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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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It was a bit upsetting to walk among the carcasses on the sidewalk, so mom and pop and I decided it might be nice to listen to some uplifting music.
The new law does not include the reviled provisions allowing mom and pop to veto or slow down the development of large stores.
The commitment of these so-called "mom and pop foresters" is more important than you may realize.
Has consolidation in the industry initiated a slow death for the "mom and pop" stores?
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"Mom and pop generally offer a different service than the Wal-Marts of the world," he said.
"Lifestyle" shopping centers, an emerging concept in retail, are designed to attract national retailers normally found in upscale interior malls, rather than mom and pop shops that are typically found in strip malls.
It is true that some Mom and Pop stores have been relegated to the side streets and less expensive neighborhoods, but this number is less than expected.
Totaling 622,000 square feet, the space leased ranges from Big Box retailers taking 25,000 or more to "mom and pop" operations of just a few hundred feet.
Before the advent of Blockbuster, videotape rental stores were small "mom and pop" type operations.
While planners see this as the best hope for improving a sometimes seedy area where crime and drug problems have persisted on and off for decades, others worry that change might force out "mom and pop" store owners.