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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And so will many mom and pop stores located in buildings under repair with unsightly sidewalk bridges on top of them.
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Bodegas are small mom and pop stores replete with products from snacks and drinks to sandwiches and hair gel.
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.
These tenants, though they are just starting to familiarize themselves with the retail market in Manhattan, will eventually be the keepers of the established Mom and Pop stores of the future.
Jack Taylor, a member of Board 6, said he's concerned the plan could be the deathknell for so-called mom and pop stores. "The plan tips the mitt to the likes of the Gap, Toys R Us and any of these big retailers who need large spaces," said Taylor.
The first quarter of '93 brought a state of flux for retailers, and property owners saw many of their tenants, both chain stores as well as Mom and Pop stores, close their doors.
These giant retail units will bring shoppers out and breathe new life into smaller chains and Mom and Pop stores. The retail market has also been assisted by major food stores that are replacing 20,000 square foot stores with giant supermarkets from 40,000 square feet to 75,000 square feet.