At Lift Your TableⓇ folding table risers we’re proud to be a “Mom and Pop” business. March 29 is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, which is very dear to our hearts. We also like to encourage everyone to support as many small businesses as you can. 

It’s especially important during coronavirus. You may find that your local shops and restaurants are offering delivery or curbside pickup, so take advantage!

Did you know that businesses like ours employ nearly 59 million workers, which is 47.5% of the entire workforce? While the behemoths have captured the attention of pop culture, the reality is that 99.9% of all US businesses, or 30.9 million firms, have fewer than 500 employees.

And small businesses are almost single handedly responsible for net new job creation in the United States. Good reasons to support and celebrate your local small businesses, don’t you think?

 

Want to show small businesses some love?

1. And you’re already familiar with the business…

  • Think of who you know who might be in need of the business’s service. Refer them with a link to their store, or introduce them to make it easier for your friends to buy from them.
  • Buy something from your mom & pop instead of the big box or online store or chain restaurant.
  • Make a date with family and friends to go shopping with you at your local stores.
  • Follow the business on social media and share their posts. You can add hashtag #MomandPopBusinessOwnersDay.

 

2. And you’re not already familiar with the business…

  • Find local mom & pops through your local chamber of commerce. Search “chamber of commerce near me” if you don’t have the web address handy.
  • Visit the company in person when you can.
  • Talk to the owner and get to know them.
  • Follow the business on social media and share their posts. You can add hashtag #MomandPopBusinessOwnersDay.

 

If, like us, you’re a Mom & Pop yourself…

  • Host an event to thank your customers. Ask them to share photos and hashtags (#MomPopBusinessOwnersDay) to their social media channels. 
  • Online businesses can get in on the fun too. Consider a webinar or Facebook/LinkedIn Live event to strut your stuff and express your gratitude.
  • And of course you should be sharing on social media! (We’re on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram! Please feel free to pop in, say hi, follow and even share!)
  • Partner with other mom & pops. If you’re geographically close, maybe you can host a joint event that will wow all your customers. Online, swap email newsletters, hoist joint events, or share each other’s posts.

 

We’re getting the word out about Mom and Pop Business Owners Day on March 29, and we invite you to join us in spreading the word! Both offline and on, support and celebrate the small businesses that do so much here in the US.

 

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