The Internet May Not Be The End For Mom & Pop Shops
from the not-what-you-thought dept
Here’s a good article from the NY Times showing how the internet is actually helping out some Mom & Pop shops rather than killing them off, as many had predicted. With plenty of new services designed to allow small business to get online quickly and cheaply, it’s not such an expensive proposition. It also allows them to expand their customer base somewhat. The trick seems to be finding a niche that doesn’t directly compete with any of the big online stores.