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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Mom and pop shops would be all over the city and our streetscapes would be preserved.
Such displacements of the Mom and Pop shops are happening in many developing and developed countries.
Intel would probably rather avoid a million certifications with a million little ISPs, and a few companies with national WiFi networks would probably be better-at least from a usability perspective-than a million Mom and Pop shops.
So these companies go and sell Element to every mall store in the world, every chain store, and so what that does is hurt the mom and pop shops and puts them out of business, the core skate shops that were here when magazines were only 20 pages.