There’s Black Friday & the Shop Small Business Saturday campaign that reminds shoppers of the importance to patronize local small businesses, or those reachable via other means. It has been reported recently that about 65% of the economic growth in America during the last decade or so has come from small businesses. That’s great news & really not new news at all. Small businesses have occupied the main streets & back alleys of our communities forever.
And despite all the technological advances that have allowed us to shop globally, small businesses are still necessary and desired in our communities. And although continually evolving & changing with the desires and needs of a community, small businesses thrive.
It is small businesses that give a distinctive identity to a community. Where else, for example, can one find Philly Cheese Steaks like those from Pats who has been serving up their world-famous sandwiches since 1930?!