What will happen to local business?

What will happen to local business?

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Edmond McGuyer USA

Meridian, ID

#1 Oct 26, 2006
Wherever I have lived or traveled, one of my favorite stores to patronize was that of a local business. Who else is going to serve that steak with such pride other than the owner who has been servicing his community for 20 years. The local drugstore, where everyone meets; the local mechanic that works on your car. What will happen to these pillars of our community? Do you think that the odds are in their favor?

They do not have to be bleak. There are plenty of people who would rather deal with the local store than be left on hold for an hour to have a minimum wage person get back on the phone and hang up. Local stores just need patronage, help with modern advertising to even out the playing field with big business, and learn about all the tools that big money has and uses against each other and tries to eliminate the local.

But there are ways to even the odds. There are plenty of local customers that want local business. Local owners just need to learn where to look and take advantage of opportunities and not be taken advantage of.

Morehead City, NC

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