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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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All these questions focus on something that's most important to every mom-and-pop business owner--the same thing that's most important to every mom and pop: their children.
One of the largest mom-and-pop successes is Walmart, which founder Sam Walton originated in 1950 with Walton's Five and Dime in Arkansas before opening the first Walmart Discount City store in 1962.
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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."
Other big winners include two subsidiaries of Timken Co., a candle company, and a mom-and-pop operation known as Zenith Electronics.
A new VoIP service is announced nearly every day by wholesale and retail, business and consumer, large telcos, mom-and-pop independents, and new age virtual service providers,' while 'new developments in WiFi are extending the reach of VoIP to mobile uses.' Wolter noted that the magazine has hyperlinks, bookmarks, keyword search, audio, video, and e-commerce functions.
FRESH PRODUCE GROWN BY MOM-AND-POP farmers delivered directly to local markets was once the domain of upscale, latest-food-fad zip codes.
Our client's 60-year old mom-and-pop business has evolved into the largest independent paper distribution company in the Southeastern United States.
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The medium became a darling of both mom-and-pop operations and large publishers for its low start-up costs and relative ease of production.