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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After a day walking around the neighborhood, mom and pop and I decided it was time for something to eat.
If mom and pop have a great business, they will succeed.
Last year, when a Starbucks opened a couple of doors down from the Lims' Sherman Oaks location, the talk around the neighborhood was that another mom and pop store was surely going to fold.
The neighborhood has stayed loyal to its mom and pop store.
A mom and pop and a chain store co-existing a few doors apart in the Valley - peacefully and profitably.
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.
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.
Mom and Pop Marketing will enable small businesses to become better educated, more efficient and more competitive.
In today's technology and fast pace, you rarely hear of a mom and pop entering into this space," said Gary German, founder of Agespan.
This is truly a mom and pop play from grandpa Wil, the CEO and Chairman, to Will Jr.