NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day honors all small business owners each year on March 29th.
Small businesses are a vital part of the United States economy, and the critical role they play is sometimes overlooked. Consumers can show them their much-deserved appreciation by shopping locally and at small businesses.
- Give gift cards from your favorite small businesses to encourage others to shop there.
- Share their social media pages to improve their following.
- Talk about them. Word of mouth advertising is some of the best advertising small businesses get.
- Take their business cards and then recommend them to a friend.
- Be a repeat customer. Remember small businesses are the ones who also support local events and schools, too.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 27 million small businesses in the United States.
Owning your own business is a goal that many people strive to attain. It takes long hours, hard work, and much dedication. Countless hours of nurturing the business are needed in the process of growing the business. From starting out to building and expanding, a successful small business is the goal of every owner.
Some of these Mom and Pop shops are handed down from one generation to the next while others are new start-ups. “Mom and Pop” businesses offer superior customer service as the owners take personal pride in their operations as well as pride in their communities.
HOW TO OBSERVE #MomAndPopBusinessOwnersDay
Support the privately owned small businesses in your communities by shopping and buying gift cards.
When it comes to showing children what it’s like to run a small business, families can do this right in their own homes. How? Designate separate areas of the house as a small business. For example:
- Kitchen = grocery or diner
- Livingroom = theater or arcade
- Bedroom = inn, clothing store
- Playroom = bookstore, toystore, daycare
- Laundry room = laundry, dry cleaner
Break out the Monopoly money and divide it up between the kids. Download and print the ledger we created and have your children create their own business. Now, everyone in the house is also a customer. Spend the day being business owners AND customers in your own home. The businesses you decide to create will require each person to make purchases to use them. As you divide your home into businesses, be sure to think about your home as a community and how it all works together.
Use #MomPopBusinessOwnersDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY HISTORY
Rick and Margie Segel founded National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day in honor of couples like his parents whose successful hat shop opened in 1939 and grew into a 10,000 square feet and $2 million clothing store.
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