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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The shopping center is home to more than 100 unique stores, half of which are locally-owned, mom-and-pop shops.
Many distribs blame the four-year decline in rentals -- a slumping economy notwithstanding -- on the outdated mom-and-pop shops that still account for 90% of the nation's estimated 16,000 video rental arenas.
The majority of mom-and-pop shops are open for business and ready to take your muffaletta and gumbo orders.
If elected, she said, she would offer incentives to smaller mom-and-pop shops and encourage developers to build small town homes instead of five-story complexes.
But growth hasn't squeezed out the mom-and-pop shops.
The grant from JPMorgan Chase will make a "significant contribution" to ACCION New York's "American Dream Fund," created by the Brooklyn-based lender after September 11th to provide loans to small- and micro-business owners, like mom-and-pop shops, street vendors and kiosk owners -- many of whom were located below 14th Street and heavily depended on Lower Manhattan for its customers, according to Terri Ludwig, CEO of ACCION New York.
That stretch of Broadway - with small mom-and-pop shops, a church and the main post office - has struggled for decades to attract foot traffic and become an economically viable gateway to downtown Glendale.
These tenants are all mom-and-pop shops who entered into leases in 2001-2002 with the understanding they are paying rent and common-area maintenance (CAM) charges of 45 cents per square foot, which they have been paying.
She lamented the rising rents that naturally occur whenever a seedy area of a city begins to gentrify, forcing out some of the mom-and-pop shops.
But the warnings have not trickled down to the mom-and-pop shops dotting the San Fernando Valley, who stock bags of the candy, often used to stuff pinatas.
BURBANK - The mostly mom-and-pop shops that line Magnolia Boulevard will unite tonight for the ninth annual Holiday in the Park festival as a thank-you to patrons of local businesses.
Its promoters hope to lure badly needed foot traffic to a struggling Sherman Way business corridor of mom-and-pop shops.