We are a big fan of small business over here at JMS as we are a family owed and run company. March 29th is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, a holiday that is intended to highlight and celebrate the major role these small companies play in our communities and economy.
The holiday was established by Rick and Margie Segel to honor of their parents and the successful hat shop they opened in 1939 and grew into a 10,000 square foot, $2 million dollar clothing shop. It is a day to appreciate the hard work and dedication it takes to run a small business.
We encourage you to head to your local favorite small business, or seek out a new one, to celebrate this year. Here are some other ways that help the mom and pops, or pop and pop’s, in your area:
- Run your errands locally – smaller grocery stores, farmers markets, clothing boutiques and others would love your patronage instead of your go to big box store
- Have a meal – mom and pop restaurants were some of the hardest hit during the pandemic. Stop by to dine or pick up take out to enjoy at home
- Buy a gift card – Know of a store you love? Why not gift the experience to someone else! Gift cards for small businesses are great at it draws in new customers as well
- Book a future appointment – not ready for that hair cut or car tune up just yet? Why not reach out and pre-book your next few appointments with your local establishment. It gets a to do item off your plate and extra peace of mind for the small business.