please don't mind me if i jump up here for a moment..
i would like to tell you a story of a sweet man named john who i visited with while back east.
he has run a family owned craft, fabric and mail station for 20 years.
a simple man but hoenst and so hard working (60+ hours a week).
he is intelligent, kind, and runs a great business... until this happened...
2 years ago, walmart decided to rule his world and built 3 stores within a 8 MILE radius.
john was so hurt, frustrated and distressed but yet, kept plugging along.
now 2 years later, creditors are calling, and he has to close.
and to put salt into the wound, his landlord cant wait to get rid of him because he wants his space back.
another guy called him about buying john's 20 year built business for $10,000.
what a slap in the face. is that all he is worth after pouring his heart and soul into it?
he and his wife are so depressed and anxious and what they thought would be their
"golden years" are now going to be spent paying off debt and trying to find their way starting over. i am not sure how old they are but i was assume late 60's. can you imagine?
so when i make small remarks about the "big guys" it is only because...
us "little guys" are peddling as fast as we can and will never have the resources or the $$$$$ they do. we cannot keep up, nor do we expect or want to.
i realize, many of us are in the row boats and if we continue to support one another we will all survive. so i want to thank all of you who support my small business.
it means the world to me.