No!! Please Don't Go Out Of Business!!

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Managing Broker-IL; Pre-License Instructor-IL; Broker-TX
I hate getting emails like this.  Especially first thing in the morning.  It makes me incredibly sad to learn of another wonderful, family-owned, small business having to close its doors.  Here is a "paraphrased" snippet from the email I just received this morning.  Unfortunately, we're becoming all too familiar with these words:

"Saturday, January 07, 2012
 
 
Dear Longtime Customers,
 
After almost 20 years as one of Chicagoland’s premiere small business retailers, sadly we find that we must bring this leg of our journey to an end ... so it is with a heavy heart that we make this difficult decision, and we appreciate your overwhelming support over the many years."

November 26th, 2011 was "Small Business Saturday."  Perhaps we can help support small businesses by having more than one "Small Business Day" per year?  Better still, perhaps I need to remember to patronize my favorite small businesses more often!  *Sigh*  Well, I learned a valuable lesson today.


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Rainer
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Carie Shapiro
Managing Broker-IL; Pre-License Instructor-IL; Broker-TX

Cal:  Yes ... here's to a better 2012!  Thanks for stopping by :)

January 09, 2012 10:33 PM
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Sharon Tara
New Hampshire Home Stager
Sharon Tara Transformations

It's a sign of the times seeing the empty buildings and store fronts.  So sad.  I always think about the dreams the owner had when they first opened the doors...hopefully they learn something from the experience that they can apply to their next business for a better result.

January 10, 2012 10:41 AM
Rainer
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Carie Shapiro
Managing Broker-IL; Pre-License Instructor-IL; Broker-TX

Sharon:  Yes, it is a sad sign of the times.  And unfortunately, sometimes bad things happen to good business people.

January 10, 2012 12:17 PM
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Paula Bradfield
Your Salida Colorado and Down Valley Realtor
Keller Williams Performance

Hey Carie, I just posted a blog about you as a newbie! Nice work. I enjoy your posts!

 

January 12, 2012 06:03 PM
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Carie Shapiro
Managing Broker-IL; Pre-License Instructor-IL; Broker-TX

Paula:  OMG!  I'm heading over there right now ....

January 13, 2012 09:53 AM
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