Mom and Pop


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Mom and Pop

1. Describing a small business, usually run by a family with few or no other employees. Prices at mom and pop businesses are usually unable to compete with large retail corporations, but they generally have a reputation for providing individualized service.

2. Describing an investor who does not invest for his/her primary income. Mom and pop investors are usually seeking to supplement their incomes or save for retirement.
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If mom and pop have a great business, they will succeed.
A mom and pop and a chain store co-existing a few doors apart in the Valley - peacefully and profitably.
The development of Mom and Pop Marketing is a result of our discovery that, as an agency, we were making presentations to decision makers who aren't able to keep up with the ever-evolving world of online marketing because they are busy trying to meet mandated performance goals.
It is our belief that we now have a free site that not only incorporates everything that one would need to stay current with the latest in marketing and advertising, but a comfortable site where visitors will spend considerable time reading, learning and participating in the Mom and Pop forums.
Mom and Pop Marketing will enable company decision makers to become better educated, more efficient and more competitive.
Mom and Pop Marketing will enable small businesses to become better educated, more efficient and more competitive.
We developed Mom and Pop Marketing because my account executives, more often then not, were making presentations to small business owners who didn't understand even the most basic advertising terminology", said Tom Polanski, President of eBrand Media, "The small business owner shouldn't need a degree in marketing to understand whether an advertising campaign launched with his hard earned money has a reasonable chance of getting a solid return.
EBM), a small but effective provider of online advertising and marketing solutions announced today the launch of Mom and Pop Marketing, an advertising and marketing site targeted toward small businesses.
This enables our mom and pop retailers to compete with big chains and provides a new market for small manufacturing firms.
The first quarter of '93 brought a state of flux for retailers, and property owners saw many of their tenants, both chain stores as well as Mom and Pop stores, close their doors.
That year Chase's Calendar of Events observed the first "National Mom and Pop Business Day.
On this National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, Ford recognizes the many small businesses for their family history of hard work and passion," said Len Deluca, director, Commercial Vehicles Marketing.