Mom and Pop businesses are engrained in the tapestry of the American economy. We wouldn’t be a nation without them. These entrepreneurial small business owners create economic growth and provide almost 70% of all new jobs in the country. And for this reason, we acknowledge March 29th for the more than 27 million small businesses in this country. Yes! It’s National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.
Rick and Margie Segel established the holiday in honor of their parents and the successful hat shop they opened in 1939 and grew into a 10,000 square foot, $2 million clothing shop. It’s a special day to appreciate the long hours, hard work, and dedication it takes to run a small business.
Here at Anago, we celebrate our more than 1,700 Master and Unit franchise owners for their commitment to service within their respective communities. Our franchise model breathes life into small business ownership, with many of our Unit franchisees running their Anago business from their home or going mobile. The flexibility of small business ownership and the pride of being your own boss are two very alluring attributes, and we imagine the Segel’s felt the same when they started.
Small business ownership is as American as eating apple pie on the 4th of July and is ingrained in every person who dares to dream of a life where they’re the captain of their destiny. Anago originated as a small business, and we can tell you from generational experience that there’s nothing better than being able to serve your community positively while growing your business and providing for yourself and your family.
So, if you dare to dream of owning your own business, explore the commercial cleaning franchise industry. You might find something you love, and at the very least, you’ll discover something you can respect.
In honor of National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, you can do a few things if you’re out and about within your community.
Shop local - support the small business in your community by searching them out and visiting them often. Go check it out. Take your family and friends and step out of the norm. You never know what treasures await within your community.
Use social media - many small businesses rely heavily on word of mouth and a little free advertising. If you discover a small business in your town that you like (or love), mark them as a favorite, follow all their social media platforms and promote them whenever possible.
Say thank you - operating a small business is challenging work, especially in this day and age. Letting the employees and the owners know how much you appreciate them spreads harmony within the community, making you feel good. If there’s a unique small business you care about, take a moment to say thank you.