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The Value of Small Business

An editorial by “Papa” John Kolstad, Mill City Music president and Metro Independent Business Alliance co-founder, in The Bridge.

Small businesses provide employment, create new jobs, provide services and stability to the community, and they often provide the first jobs for youth in the neighborhood. Small businesses create the character and charm of the community and add to the quality of life. Business owners are active in the community and committed to solving problems and dealing with local issues. Small businesses are creative, innovative, adaptable, versatile, and practical. They see new and needed trends quickly and can make decisions to take advantage of them. They are problem solvers.

Read on for more on how small businesses fuel local economies and why the MetroIBA is so important.

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