It is that time of year again. Spring has sprung and on March 29th National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is observed. It is a day that honors all small business owners.
Small businesses are an important part of our economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States. These small business employ more than 56 million people. And together, these business create strong and more resilient local economies. Locally owned retailers return more than three times as much money per dollar of sales to their local economy than national chains.
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day was founded by Rick and Margie Segal to honor couple like Rick’s parents whose successful hat shop opened in 1939 and grew into a 10,000 square foot and $2 million dollar clothing store.
How to Celebrate
Business Owners: Host an event to celebrate your success and thanking your customers for their support. Be sure to ask your customers to share their photos and experience on social media using the hashtag #MomPopBusinessOwnersDay. And make sure to give them a gift of thanks, reusable totes with your logo are a great idea!
Partner with other local small businesses to expand the event and make a day of it with multiple places customers can visit! And don’t forget to thank you very best customers. Make a VIP list of customers, provide them an additional gift.
Share your story! Why did you start the business? What has been your brightest moment in business? What do your customers mean to you and your family? Share your story on social media, your website, in person!
- Visit your local business
- Talk to the owners, get to know them
- Post your experience on social media with the hashtag #MomPopBusinessOwnersDay
- Buy something
- Spread the word
- Invite your friends, family, co-workers to join you
Everyone enjoy and celebrate National Mom and Pop Small Business Owners on March 29th. Share in the comments your ideas or how you will be celebrating!