Shop small local mom and pop businessesSmall, locally owned and independently operated businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. With that being said, it gives me great pleasure to celebrate the small business owner on their own day. March 29 has been dedicated as National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.

It’s great for the Mom and Pops to have their own day. If you understand the realities of their job, you’ll know they live their business 24/7. Early in the morning to late in the evening, someone needs to open the store, take care of the financials, order merchandise, and do everything else that keeps their business running.

From the Coweta Times-Herald:

We mention this subject because today is a day to recognize one of the staple groups of people who help provide that small-town feel. Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. There are not as many Mom and Pop businesses around us as in decades past, but look around. We are still blessed to have small business owners successfully operating in our midst.

It’s important that we celebrate small businesses, that we help contribute to their success. Small business owners account for 70 percent of U.S. Commerce. They are the backbone of our economy. Small businesspeople are brave enough and determined enough to work for themselves.

Do you best today and every day to support these small business owners. Stop by the local coffee shop and get a cup, or grab a doughnut at the local bakery. Head over to the bike shop or boutique that doesn’t have any employees and thank the owner for all the hard work they do. I guarantee that they will appreciate it.