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    When you buy from a small mom or pop business...

    A friend posted this on Facebook:

    When you buy from a small mom or pop business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home.

    You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college.

    Our customers are our shareholders and they are the ones we strive to make happy.

    Thank you for supporting Small Businesses!
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    I have nothing against larger businesses as they're necessary to research, develop, produce and distribute goods and many services. We're a global society that relies on them and they're not necessarily the evil empire that's an easy target, especially in this economy. But when you drive anywhere, pay attention to all the small businesses that probably employs the vast majority of our work force.

    How many of you are small business owners? I am!
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." —Mark Twain

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    One thing about the knives and other things discussed here is that you can have a decent idea of where things were made and who made them, and then who sold them, etc, to you. You can appreciate it and it makes things a bit more interesting, doesn't it? It's hard to get that these days, and so maybe it's one reason why people get into the knife thing as they do.

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    I hope every good Mom + Pop become CEO's with 3 homes...it means they are providing a product/service at a price that people find is a good exchange.


    I am a (very large) corporate employee and small business owner (as has been my mother for 30 years).

    Pesonally, I don't have a prejudice for or against either. My expectations are different for each though.
    Remember: You're a unique individual...just like everybody else.

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    Craig, what is your small business so that we may purchase from it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkern View Post
    Craig, what is your small business so that we may purchase from it?
    I'm a child, family and forensic psychologist. You may purchase my services.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." —Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkern View Post
    Craig, what is your small business so that we may purchase from it?
    I think most of us here could bennift from Craigs services.

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    Do you do int'l orders and can I pay with PayPal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalaeb View Post
    I think most of us here could bennift from Craigs services.
    On the contrary, I think most of the folks here are sharp, to the point, have a strong spine, a good handle on things and want to cut through whatever is in front of them.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." —Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutty Sharp View Post
    Do you do int'l orders and can I pay with PayPal?
    I'll barter for Shigefusa's, or whatever else you have that's worthwhile.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." —Mark Twain

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    You drive a hard bargain. Sorry, no Shigs as of now. I may have to wait.

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