Mom and Pop Businesses
Mom and Pop businesses are found in small and large communities. These businesses are owned and operated by individuals that live in and contribute to your community and could even be your neighbours.
Yes, the big box retailers and the franchises also contribute to your community, however, the owners and management of these businesses do not know the community on a personal basis. Decisions are made that can affect the communities in a positive and negative way. Many of the operating decisions are made based on finances and not how the decision would impact the community.
Think about a small rural community which may not have a lot of businesses. However there will usually be a store, a gas station and perhaps a post-office. It’s a meeting place where many of the locals will visit to chat with their neighbours.
Think about the personal customer service you will receive. You will be greeted by your first name, they could inquire about your family and /or any events that have impacted you. These businesses care about their customers and get to know them personally.
When you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you are now operating your own small business.
Here are three similarities between the Mom and Pop business and your Stampin’ Up! business:
- You own your business and you make decisions for your business. These could be financial or operational decisions.
- Your customers could be your neighbours. You know them by name, you usually know about their families and events that happen around them.
- You can contribute to the community by participating in fundraisers for community causes. You could even host a fundraiser for an organization that you are passionate about.