Mom and pop owned businesses are the backbone of America. They may be small, but they have a big impact! According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), about 63% of all new jobs created in the U.S. from mid-2009 to end of 2012 were for small businesses. Now that’s big.
The SBA defines a small business as “independently owned and operated and not dominant in its field of operations.” This includes mom-and-pop shops, generally employing one or two family members and fewer than three outside employees. Peoples Gas has over 33,000 commercial customers and many of them are small and independently-owned.
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
March 29th is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day and Peoples Gas encourages you to show your support by shopping at one today! From your neighborhood restaurants and delis to laundromats, hair salons and more, mom and pop establishments are a vital part of our business and the U.S. economy in general.
Stop by. Say hi. Make your purchase and be sure to thank them for the great service and convenience they offer.