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Small Business that Can Compete with The Big One

When a large corporation like Wal-Mart comes to town you will feel a shudder go through the whole business community. It is like a proverbial giant striding into a small village. The first reaction is to run away. Unfortunately this is exactly what many of the local businesses do. They feel that they cannot compete with a giant corporation and just close their doors.

This may be true in part because there is no way that a small business can fight a large business on equal terms. However, small businesses offer some advantages that these corporations can never even think about. These things are what make a small business survive and thrive under the very noses of large corporations like Wal-Mart.

There are many benefits of small businesses for consumers:

Atmosphere: There is nothing like the warm friendly atmosphere of a small “Mom an Pop” style business. The customer is greeted in a genuinely friendly way and is not only made to feel like a VIP but almost like a friend. This personal approach is very appealing to customers and clients, and makes them not only buy more but return and stay loyal to the business.

Over deliver: Small businesses will always have time to help you and will even go out of their way to assist. You know that you will get help when you cannot find something or have a query about an item and you will not be treated like a dollar bill. You know that you can expect warm friendly personal service, which you will never get at big corporate chains like Wal-Mart.

Product and service quality: The product and service quality is often far superior to the big companies. You can get unique items and services at these small businesses that you cannot get elsewhere. It may cost a little more but it is worth it. The quality of the product is also better as it is not just made to sell as a discount item but built to last.

So when you’re faced with the possible competition of a big business, take a long hard look at the uniqueness of your business, how clients benefit from choosing your business and then sell these benefits. If you know the advantages of doing business with you, its much easier to communicate this through your marketing and selling. Big companies can’t easily duplicate the quality products and services that smaller businesses are easily equipped to offer.