This holiday celebrates small business owners. These owners need to spend many hours growing their young businesses. There is usually lack of a hired staff which means long and late hours and many missed family and personal events. But, they love what they are doing, and they are their own boss.
New businesses are not always fully appreciated, but are a vital part of the U.S. economy. They bring different and unique retail products and provide personal service. You are much more likely to speak with a real, live person when you call. The person you are talking to really knows their products. These small businesses are outstanding performers in niche markets.
The best way to celebrate this day is by shopping in their stores.
Origin of “National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day”:
According to the son of the “mom and pop” this day was created for:
” This holiday was created to honor the business that my parents started on 3/29/39 in Everett , MA —a hat shop called Ruth’s. It later developed into a woman’s specialty clothing store and moved to Medford , MA , increasing in size to 10,000 square feet with over $2 million dollars revenue until it closed in 1997.”
Rick Segel, Poinciana, FL 34759